Billye Barnard

Born in Nashville, TN on August 23, 1946

Departed on September 27, 2020 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Billye Barnard of Nashville, TN passed away on Sunday September 27, 2020. She was 74 years old.

Preceded in death by her parents, Ms. Billye is survived by her daughter Corye MacLean; grandson Logan MacLean; her brother Buster Barnard and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ms. Billye was an energetic spirit with a loving personality.  An accomplished clarinetist and softball player growing up, she was athletic and very intelligent.  She made friends fast and was known for her caring nature.  Ms. Billye will be dearly missed but never forgotten.

A visitation for Ms. Billye Barnard will be held at West Harpeth Funeral Home, 6962 Nashville, TN 37209 on Friday, October 2 from 9:00am – 11:00am.

Graveside services will be held on the same day at Dixon Springs Cemetery, 46 Dixon Springs Circle, Dixon Springs, TN 37057 to begin at 1:00pm

25 Comments to Billye Barnard

  1. Lynda Daniels Daniel
    September 28, 2020 6:56 pm

    We palled around some when we were in high school. I was one grade ahead of her. So sorry to hear of her passing.

  2. Faye Combs
    September 28, 2020 7:24 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to Billye’s family and close friends. I did not know her personally, but I graduated with her younger brother, Buster. I send my best wishes and sympathy to him.

  3. Susan Grannis
    September 28, 2020 8:20 pm

    Corye, please know that I am sending many prayers your way. Your Mom was really a special and very kind person.

  4. Vivian Ray Buttrey
    September 28, 2020 8:22 pm

    Prayers for Corye and the family. Billye and I were classmates and fellow church members. Best friends for many years. So many good memories for me. Corye, always remember all good memories and tell your son those memories. I know Billye loved you both.

  5. Jack Horner
    September 28, 2020 8:24 pm

    So sorry, Regards to Buster and family.
    Wish I could attend but I’ll be out of town.
    She was a sweetie

  6. Stephen C Betts
    September 28, 2020 8:24 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. I was glad to see her at our 50th class reunion. She was as beautiful as ever, pigeon toes and all. I knew her since preteen years and always found her to be cheerful and friendly. She was always very kind to me and to everyone she met. My sincere condolences to Buster and to the rest of her family. She has been taken much too soon but will be remembered always by her many friends.

  7. JoAnn Sisemore
    September 28, 2020 9:01 pm

    Billye and I were in the band together for all 4 years at Cohn. We would ride around in her mothers black car, a large Olds or Buick as I recall, that had a horn that sounded like a tractor trailer and she would pull up behind a car, honk, and they thought they were being run over. We had fun. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and my heart goes out to her family.

  8. Janice Smith Simpson
    September 28, 2020 9:37 pm

    So sorry to hear of her passing. We went to school together. Prayers for her family.

  9. Sherry Downing
    September 28, 2020 9:42 pm

    So sorry to hear this, Billy’s had the prettiest smile and was always smiling.

  10. Marcia Taylor Wainman
    September 28, 2020 11:03 pm

    So sorry to hear about Billye’s passing. We went to Park Avenue Baptist Church together and graduated from Cohn together. I have many fond memories of a teen activities and skating at the Hippodrome. She will be missed.

  11. Larry Johnson
    September 28, 2020 11:20 pm

    I remember the good old days in the ‘60s with Billye. She drove a big black Buick Special with a truck air horn under the hood. We also loved good times at her mothers place on Colorado Ave.

  12. Judy L Storey
    September 28, 2020 11:26 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Billye. Prayers for the family. She was truly loved.

  13. Dody Allbert
    September 28, 2020 11:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for family and friends. Such a sweet person.
    Bitsy and Dody Allbert

  14. Patsy Downey Delange
    September 29, 2020 12:54 am

    Oh my, I’m taken back to the days we ran the streets of God’s Country in the 60’s in that same black Buick car with the Heck of a HORN! We saw each other at the 50th Reunion but never got to speak to each other. I regret that so much. She was a great friend to me & I want Buster to know I’m sorry for his lost. I always loved their Mom, thought she was a hoot! God Bless!

  15. Lisa K Sorrells
    September 29, 2020 11:15 am

    Corye, I am so sorry. I wish I had the words to ease your pain. Your Mom was so sweet and fun!! Big hugs and love sent to you and prayers lifted for peace and comfort.

  16. Bro. Don Buttrey Hope Church Centerville
    September 29, 2020 12:30 pm

    Billye was such a kind sweet person. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Prayers for the family. Someone like Billye you could not help but miss. However, she will be waiting for the family reunion which will definitely take place in the future. God give you peace and comfort.

  17. Beth Piazza
    September 29, 2020 1:03 pm

    I have such fond memories of spending time with Billye, Granny, and Corye in high school. Billye was so sweet and so much fun! My deepest condolences to her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  18. Kristen Hawkins
    September 29, 2020 1:25 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Billye’s passing. I worked with her for many years. I always enjoyed talking to her about our Vols. What a sweet, sweet lady. My condolences to you, Corye and the rest of her family.

  19. Tommy Cole
    September 29, 2020 3:18 pm

    I will miss you so much, love you!

  20. Sheet Metal Workers Local 177
    September 29, 2020 4:52 pm

    Billye served as Sheet Metal Workers Local 177 Administrative Assistant for several years.
    She will be missed.

  21. Janice Cecil
    September 29, 2020 8:48 pm

    God called and He welcomed his child home. She leaves a void here but heaven is much sweeter place. We shared precious times laughing with and at our kids. Love you Corye You and your family are in my prayers.

  22. Diana Andrews Carver
    September 30, 2020 2:31 pm

    The ‘Good Ole 60’s’ were great school days, but now is a different kind of journey. I am so sorry for your sad news as you will miss Billye terribly! May you have Comfort and Strength with your Memories & with your assurance that she is with Our Lord & Savior. RIP Billye.

  23. Michelle Reeves
    September 30, 2020 9:49 pm

    Billye was a wonderful neighbor and a very sweet lady. Our family is quite sad to hear of her passing. Many blessings and prayers for those she left behind. RIP Billye.

  24. Elaine Draper
    October 1, 2020 10:34 pm

    RIP Billye(Dorothy) you and Nan help me so much when we worked together. We had fun to. We got tag the Golden Girls. We had many fun lunches and dinners together. I remember I had to go to friends house to sit. It was old home restored. We each had a room. Her daughter came by and said to me don’t worry if lights turn off. Nan heard her. Well we ended up on couches in the den. They woke up early ready to out of there. We didnt get much sleep that night. We were the Golden Girls for sure. Glad we got to talk last time. Corey your mom was a very funny ,good friend ,UT fan, and loved you and grandson dearly. Love Nan(Blanch)& Elaine(Rose).

  25. Debra Vaughn
    October 2, 2020 8:44 pm

    I had the privilege be of meeting and working with Billye at Metro Traffic Violation Bureau. She was kind and the sweetest person ever. You Steve in my prayers

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