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Oil Painting Of Senior Judge To Be Displayed In Carroll County Courthouse

The Carroll County Bar Association will be unveiling a new oil painting of a senior judge during a special ceremony at the Carroll County Courthouse.

The painting could be the first of several eventually to be hung in the halls of the prominent justice building showcasing the men and women who have worn the black gown in Carroll County.

The painting to be unveiled Friday morning will be a tribute to retired Judge Aubrey Duffey. Duffey served as judge in the Coweta Judicial Circuit for a number of years before  retiring in 2004. He has also served as a state court judge.

"To see Duffey now, you wouldn't know that he's retired because he seems to work more now," Carrollton Attorney Jason Swindle said. "The Carroll County Bar Association has raised money to have this portrait made of Judge Duffey. It will be unveiled at the ceremony. The portrait itself will be donated to the Carroll County Courthouse and will be hung there in his honor for all the citizens to see and reflect on his fine work."

Swindle says that while Duffey's portrait will be the first hung in the courtroom hall, he hopes to see other local judges honored in the same way in the future.

"While this will be the first oil painting hung in the Carroll County Courthouse, you can see that recently... Judge Quillian Baldwin retired and Judge Allen B. Keeble retired recently and paintings of them both are in the Troup County Courthouse," Swindle said. "This is something that is becoming a tradition-- to honor the judges who have served our community for so many years... I think it's a small bit of gratitude and it's the least we could do."

The painting has been commissioned through Leon Loard Oil Portraits out of Montgomery, Alabama. Greg Johnson is the artist.