Janet Holt Ledsinger, of Tullahoma, passed this life on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 at her home at the age of 75. Mrs. Ledsinger was born in Manchester to the late Carden and Ethel Lusk Holt. She was a retired Probation Parole Manager with the Tennessee Department of Corrections and was also a member and trustee at Highland Baptist Church. In addition to her mother, Mrs. Ledsinger was preceded in death by one brother, Howard Holt; and one sister, Linda Pruden. She is survived by her husband, Jere Ledsinger of Tullahoma; daughter, Chesleigh Lee and her husband Dr. Marcus Lee of Tullahoma; son, Benjamin Holt Murray and his wife Dr. Erin Murray of Tullahoma; daughter, Christy Ledsinger of Tullahoma; eight grandchildren, Lauren, Isaac, and Jacob Lee, and Mary James, Callie, Lily, Jude, and Annabeth Murray all of Tullahoma; and her sister-in-law, Patsy Holt of Tullahoma. Visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 1 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Funeral service was held on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Highland Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Norman officiating. Entombment followed at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma. Serving as pallbearers will be Mickey Kiber, Rodger Williams, Jimmy Gaddis, John Knight, Johnny McBride, Steve Conner, Steve Stone, Stan Smith, Jared Cox, and Nate Cox. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Highland Baptist Church with an Emphasis on the Youth and Children Programs, P.O. Box 1195, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.
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William "Billy" Ray Bogle, 73, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at his home. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elaine Byars Bogle of Bradyville; children, Billy Wayne (Jamie) Bogle of Bradyville, Carolyn (John) Constantine of Manchester, and Kim (Josh) Schuster of Hillsboro; grandchildren Ashley (Robert) Prater, Allison Bogle, Chrissy (Ben) Davis, Emily Garrison, Randall (Allison) Jennings, Alana (Cody) Jennings, Alisha (Aaron) Jennings, John David Constantine, Wyatt Constantine, Emily Schuster and AJ Schuster; and great grandchildren, Aubree, Harley, Rosslynn, Jesse, Raylyn and Hazley. He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Mackie Watson Bogle. Billy was a mechanic, a farmer and he was a veteran serving in the Army. He loved playing with his grandbabies. Funeral Services were 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Pete Grayum officiating. Interment followed in the Ivy Bluff Cemetery. Visitation was from 3-8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at Woodbury Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. until time of the service on Monday, Dec. 2. Pallbearers included Clark Mathis, Henry Smith, Gary Smith, Michael Smith, Justin Parker, Donald Escue, Cody Lawrence, Ben Davis and Brian Partridge and honorary pallbearers, Tommy Trammel, David Parker and Mark Parker.
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Edward Phillip “Abe” Davis of Manchester passed this life on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at his home at the age of 82. Mr. Davis was born in Pocahontas, to the late John and Lena Crosslin Davis and worked during his life as a route salesman with Sunbeam Bread. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Davis; one son, Phil Davis; and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Davis is survived by two sons, Barry Davis and Brad Davis; one daughter, Amy McKinney and her husband David; two brothers, Dorris Davis and his wife Velma and Vernon Davis and his wife Fredia; one sister, Treva Summers; grandchildren, Jennifer Smith and her husband Michael, Jimi Bryce, Tammy Daniels and Elizabeth Davis; and great-grandchildren, Lizzie, Leon, Wesley, Landon, Karson, Kallie, Taygen, and Rylan; and a "special friend", Dot Allison. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Kilgore Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
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Funeral services for Thomas “Ray” Thompson, age 71, of Manchester, were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Manchester Funeral Home. Burial followed in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family was from 11 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Mr. Thompson passed away on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Ray was born in Manchester, the son of the late Mobie Ashley of Lynchburg, and Marie Thompson Davis of Manchester. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy of Manchester and retired from the City of Manchester, where he was a hard worker and provider for his family. Ray enjoyed spending time with his wife in the flower gardens and being outside with his grandbabies. He also enjoyed fishing with his two best friends, Emmitt Monroe and Charles Means. In addition to his parents, Ray was also preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Essie Mae Thompson of Manchester; sisters, Patricia Ann, Sandra Kaye Pennington, and Brenda Diane Poff, all of Manchester; brothers, John W. Baltimore of Manchester, Darrel Ashely of Woodbury; and son, Sammy Thompson of Manchester. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Lela (Dale) Thompson; sister, Billie (Chuck) Palmatier; aunt, Betty Todd of Manchester; daughters, Ruby (Reuben) Todd, of Manchester and Vickie (Joe) Elledge, of Hubbard Cove, Tenn.; son, Johnny (Christy) Walker of Estill Springs; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Darelene Thompson; sister, Beverly Ashley of Lynchburg; brother, John Ashley of Washington; sisters-in-law, Thelma (Charles) Means, Lou (Ray) Cooper, Lorene Thompson, Effie Monroe, and Lisa Baltimore of Manchester, and Leona Burton of Ohio; nine grandchildren, Tony, Brandi, Tosha, Aleshia, Kayla, Chris, Whitney, Dillion, and Steven; 23 great grandchildren; a host of family, friends and church family; and his beloved dog, Midnight.
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