Billie Joan Gulley

July 8, 1929January 25, 2021

TAYLORSVILLE, NC – Billie Joan Eavenson Gulley, 91, passed into the arms of Jesus in the early morning of January 25, 2021. Born in Elbert Co., GA., on July 8, 1929, she was the daughter of Bertha Lee Harper and Oscar Willis Eavenson. She is predeceased by her mother, father, and brothers, Robert Allen Eavenson, Oscar Harper Eavenson and Robert Eugene “Gene” Eavenson.

She graduated from Centerville High School and was the Valedictorian of her senior class. She excelled in typing and shorthand and was an Executive Secretary to many company presidents in many industries. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Gulley Nance (Keith), Taylorsville, NC; son, Brian Guilford Gulley, West Columbia, SC; brother, Norman “Shorty” Hayes Eavenson, Elberton, GA; and sister-in-law, Delree Gulley Lloyd, Brandon, FL.

Home going service is scheduled for Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the Southland Memorial Gardens Chapel of Hope. Visitation will start at 12:30. Pastor Tommy McGills of Billie’s home church, Springdale Baptist, West Columbia, will officiate.

The service may be viewed via live streaming on Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, West Columbia Chapel’s Facebook page.

Billie E. Gulley was a hard working woman who loved her family and they loved her.

The family of Billie E. Gulley would like to say Thank You to everyone who was a caregiver that loved her, everyone that called, sent a card, sent food and prayed for her. We will never forget.


  • Visitation one hour prior to service

    Friday, January 29, 2021

  • Home Going Service

    Friday, January 29, 2021


  • Burial following the service

    Friday, January 29, 2021


Billie Joan Gulley

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jerry gulley

January 29, 2021

aunt Billie was always sweet and kind to me and I loved her.

Dennis Eavenson

January 29, 2021

One of my best & strongest memory of my aunt Billie was staying with her family after her daughter Joan was first born. They lived at that time in Elberton, Ga. This would have been the mid fifties. I remember being dropped off with them in the morning & believe both my parents were working at the time. The joke was I would help take care of the new baby but really she was babysitting me as well as taking care of her daughter. She was one of the nicest sweetest people that I knew including my own family. I think I was about 6 years old at the time. I have very powerful memories of that house, space & the people in those memories.
She & her family were always friendly & kind to us all the years we were growing up & she certainly will be missed by all of us.
I also have a memory of seeing her daughterJoan by accident on the University of SC where I was going to Graduate school & she was also attending as well. We suddenly saw each other was walking across campus one day & then proceeded to talk & catch up. Later were able to meet & see Billie's entire family as well. Love for all her family & friends. She was a very unique & special person. Dennis Eavenson

Elizabeth & Madeline Durham

January 28, 2021

Wonderful Memory’s of Aunt Billie ❤️🙏🏻