Billy Wayne Branyan

Born: Mon., Jun. 24, 1940
Died: Fri., May 25, 2012

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Billy Wayne Branyan, 71, of Union Point, GA died Friday, May 25, 2012 at Athens Regional Medical Center. A native of Greene County he was born June 24, 1940 in White Plains, GA to the late Oles Dee Branyan and Bernice Estelle Cook Branyan Ruff. He attended school in Woodville, GA and completed high school in the military. He entered the United States Air Force when he was seventeen and proudly served his country for four years as an Air Force fireman. After his honorary discharge, he worked for Chipman Union as a machine fixer for ten years and then worked seventeen years for the railroad as a track inspector. His many hobbies were fishing, hunting, wood working, gardening, bird watching, drinking coffee every morning and sitting on his back porch. As a child Billy attended Woodville Baptist Church.

He is survived by four children, Denise Peugh and husband Jimmy of Greensboro, GA, Stacey Golden and husband Troy of Haslet, TX, Tim Branyan and wife Julie of Union Point, GA and Pat Branyan of Woodville, GA; two sisters, Joann Whitten of O''Fallen, IL and Cindy B. Sellers of Woodville, GA; three brothers, Keith Branyan of Woodville, GA, Randy Branyan of Greensboro, GA and Donald "Donnie" Branyan of High Shoals, GA; grandchildren, Lindsey B. Stone and husband Keith, April B. Rhoades and husband Dustin, Dylan Golden, John Hinton Branyan, Pete Peugh and J. B. Peugh; great grandchildren, Hadley Claire Stone and Berkley Lynn Rhoades; a number of nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Flossie Burns; a brother, W. G. "Dub" Branyan; and a grandson, Elijah Edward Peugh.

Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodville Cemetery, 1110 Hickory Circle, Woodville, GA 30669 with Rev. Mark Yearwood officiating. Serving as pallbearers are Keith Yearwood, Tim Harrison, Lee Yearwood, Doug Huff, Brian Vaughn and Matt Branyan. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Swann, Richard Dingler and J. T. Allen. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday night at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point. The family request that any memorials be made to the Woodville School House, c/o Woodville Baptist Church, 1191 Peachtree Avenue E., Woodville, GA 30669. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Linda Yearwood Barrington
   Posted Sat May 26, 2012
Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear about Billy.I will be lifting you up in prayer & may God wrap his arms around you & comfort you in the days & months ahead. Sincerely, Linda Yearwood Barrington

Pam Allen Vaughn
   Posted Sat May 26, 2012
Tim, Stacey, Denise and Pat, Words cannot express how sad I am about Billy. Billy was the most kindest, funniest, and the best person I grew up knowing as a neighbor and cousin by marriage. He was the best neighbor and we 4 Allen children loved him like our own daddy. You could ALWAYS count on Billy. I know my daddy was crazy about him also. I bet they are enjoying each other in HEAVEN and Billy is catching daddy up on all the family news. Just think Billy is pain free and enjoying his family reunion with the Branyans and the Echols tonight. I love yall like my brothers and sisters and if there is anything I can do please let me know. Brian and I are just a phone call away. We love yall very much. Brian, Pam and Family

Nita Allen Drake
   Posted Sat May 26, 2012
I am so sorry about Billy. He was a dear neighbor, friend and cousin by marriage. Gary and I really enjoyed our years being next door to him. He was a super nice and caring person. You all have my deepest sympathy. I love you 4 children and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Nita

Kathy Ivey
   Posted Sat May 26, 2012
We are so very to hear of Mr. Branyan's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of your during this time. With deepest sympathy, James and Kathy Ivey

Meg Marshall
   Posted Sun May 27, 2012
Denise, Stacey, Tim and Pat, I was heartbroken to hear about your dad. I didn't know him well but I am glad for the short time I had the opportunity to care for him. Please know that all of you are in my prayers.

kay smith
   Posted Sun May 27, 2012
So sorry to hear about the loss of Billy. He was a good man and we know that you will miss him. Mike and Kay Smith

Kevin Douglas
   Posted Sun May 27, 2012
Dear family, I am sorry for your loss. May each of you find comfort in knowing that God is "near to those that are broken at heart ;and those who are crushed in spirit he saves." (Psalms 34;18)

MSgt William C. Poole, USAF Retired
   Posted Sun May 27, 2012
In Honor of one who served his country On this Memorial Day.

Marie Burden
   Posted Sun May 27, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Billy. He was always such a nice man. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve and DeAndra Lanier
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
Thinking of all of you during this time of loss. Mr. Billy (aka "Uncle Billy" to Peyton and Austin) was a big part of our extended family. The numerous times we sat around the barn and the lunch table with Mr. Billy are wonderful memories. He was a true friend to dad. We will miss him greatly! Steve, DeAndra, Peyton, & Austin

Stacy & Sally Adams
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

sandra madden
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
I was deeply saddened to hear about Mr. Billy, he will be greatly missed.

Lynn Kitchens
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Darryl & Lynn "Bryan" Kitchens

Tammy Anderson
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
To all, I am so sorry about Mr Billy. He will be missed by all that knew him. God Bless all of you! Tammy

Laura and Donald Moody
   Posted Mon May 28, 2012
Tim, Stacey, Denise and Pat Gosh I don't know where to start. Y'all are like my Brothers and Sisters. We all grew up together and Billy and Linda were like our "Other Parents"...I'm so sorry for your LOSS and I know exactly how you feel. If there's anything I can do, PLEASE call me. I Love each of you and my Thoughts and Prayers are with you. Laura Lee

Bobby & Becky
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
To the Family, So sorry to hear about the loss. We will be praying for you. Bobby & Becky Mowell

Marlene Buck
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
To All The Byanyan Family...I am so sorry for the loss of Billy. I was just told about this. There is nothing I could say to make things easier at this time...But rest asure he is enjoying Heaven & seeing his loved ones & Grand Baby. Billy was a very sweet & funny man. It makes me laugh to remember him & BooBoo trying to become friends. Billy loved aggravating that dog! He was always a pleasure being around and so laid back...but that was who he was. He will be missed terribly. It's so hard losing a loved one...I miss my mom everyday..but they are alwsys with us even when we can't see them...Just know my thoughts & and prayers are with each of you. God Bless & Much Love, Marlene

David and Teresa Dunagan
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. Love you all.

Charment Bryans
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
Stacey and Denise, Just found out about your dad. I remember him as being such a quiet and gentle man when I would stay at your house. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kay and Tom McClendon
   Posted Tue May 29, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about Mr. Branyan's passing. I know you all loved him so much, and I'm sure he was very proud of all of his fine children and grandchildren. I will be thinking of all of you and praying for you.

   Posted Wed May 30, 2012
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Billy's passing. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed by all who loved him. You all will be in my prayers.

Brenda Lindsey
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
You are in our thoughts and prayers Brenda Lindsey and Family

Teresa Churchwell
   Posted Thu May 31, 2012
Thoughts and prayers are with you. Deepest sympathy to each family member.

Beth Callaway Hunt
   Posted Fri June 01, 2012
My sympathy goes out to Tim and all of the Branyan family.