Barbara Maier Talley
Canton- Barbara Estella Maier Talley, age 81, entered into the arms of the angels on Friday, November 20, 2015. Mrs. Talley was born February 13, 1934 in Los Angeles, California to the late Robert and Mary Maier. She had resided most of her life in Haywood County and California before making her home permanently in Haywood County for the past 7 years. Barbara’s love was her horses, working as a horse trader, raising, showing and parading her beautiful horses. She was also a talented artist, enjoyed her cats and will forever be remembered as a very loving person. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald “Butch” Talley, who passed away in 2013; a son, Patrick Buttles and a brother, Stephen Maier. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Debbie Cumming and Rene Cross of Norco, California, Rene’ Wood and Michael Moody of Canton, Melanie Turner and David Turner of Hawaii; Beth Metzger and Tom Metzger of Fort Myers, Florida; Angel Buttles Cummings of Norco, California and Heidi and Mark Powers of Norco, California; her sons, Robert Buttles and Sandy Buttles of Las Vegas, Nevada; Richard Buttles and Natalie Buttles of Riverside, California, Stephen Buttles of Riverside, California and Swen Buttles and Tracy Buttles of Riverside, California; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren; a sister, Verna Cloon and Douglas Cloon ; a niece, Teresa. A private family celebration of life gathering to honor Barbara was held Saturday, November 21, 2015. Crawford / Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Talley family.