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Mr. Billy Ray Leach, age 68 of Speedwell, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. He was a member of Speedwell Church of God. Preceded in death by parents, Ed Leach and Roxie Wright Leach; twin sister, Anna Mae Smith; sister, Bonnie Wade; brothers, Willus, Roger Lee, Sillus, Glenn, Lynn, Dewey and John; niece, Edna Nash and nephew, Jamie Ballew; parents-in-law, Ed and Ruby Ballew; sisters-in-law, Christine and Zona Leach.

Survivors: Wife of 48 years, Mima Ballew Leach; two daughters, Debra Pierce and husband, Joseph, and LouAnn Robinson and husband, Joseph; three grandchildren, Tyler Pierce and wife, Mary Beth, Courtney Pierce and fiance' Dustin Alexander, and Kennedy Elise Robinson; great granddaughter, Marissa Faith Pierce and one great grandchild on the way, Baby Alexander; brothers, Jim and Floyd; sisters, Allie, Jean, Sue, Faye and Phoebe. Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8 p.m. at Speedwell Church of God with Rev. Leonard Ellison and Rev. Daniel Ellison officiating. Family and friends met Friday at noon at Ellison Cemetery for graveside services and interment. The family received friends Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. before services at the church. Online condolences for Mr. Leach may be made at

Walters Funeral Home of LaFollette is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Billy Ray Leach.

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Walters Funeral Home - LaFollette
509 East Central Ave.
Lafollette, TN 37766
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Published in Claiborne Progress from June 3 to June 4, 2014