Billy Barnett Talley


Billy Barnett Talley, 84 of Winston, Ga and formerly of Cleveland, lost his battle with dementia on Oct. 21, 2019.

He was born on August 22, 1935, in Gadsden, Ala.

He retired from White Wing Publishing House in Cleveland and attended Douglas Chapel Church of God in Winston, Ga., where he played guitar.

His hobbies included flying his Cessna 172 and umpiring softball games. 

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Rebecca Talley; his youngest son, Bruce Talley; mother, Frances Stewart; and two sisters: Rita Morrow and Elaine Thornton. 

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and John Campbell of Ten Mile; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Suzanne Talley of Winston, Ga.; grandchildren: Leslie and Adam Haden, Tyler and Ashley Campbell, Heather and Steven Woods, Holly and Kris Ware and Rachel Talley; great-grandchildren: Parker, Drew and Eli Woods and Marlee Campbell; two sisters: Joann Tallent and Wilburn Tallent and Shirley Woodard; two sisters-in-law:, Sheila and Jerry Denney and Linda Wagnon; and a special friend of the family, Janet Talley.

The funeral  will be at 3:30 p.m. today, Nov. 3, 2019, in the Cleveland chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown Road in Cleveland.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3:30 p.m. today.

Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens’ main mausoleum. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests making donation in his memory to the Dementia Society of America, P. O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Billy and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at



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