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Billy Ray Thompson - age 67, passed away Saturday December 20, 2008 at University Medical Center. Mr. Thompson was a native of Florence, AL and lived in Lascassas for the past 8 years. Mr. Thompson was a self employed drywall contractor and a member of the Lascassas Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents; William Andrew and Annie Lee Jones Thompson; brother, Paul Edward Thompson; and sister, Janet Marie Thompson. Mr. Thompson is survived by his wife, Opel Behel Thompson of Lascassas; one son, W.R. and wife Michelle Thompson of Lascassas; one daughter, Shelia and husband Donald Vassar of Murfreesboro; one brother, Rex Thompson of Alabama; two sisters; Barbara Ann McCluskey of KY and Regina Groth of South Carolina; and three grandchildren, Donnie Ray Vassar, Trisha Marie Thompson and William Ray (Will) Thompson Jr.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 23, 2008 at Jennings & Ayers with David West and Billy Higginbotham officiating. The burial will follow in the Milton Cemetery. Nephews will serve as active pallbearers and his grandson will serve as honorary pallbearer.

Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at Jennings & Ayers, 820 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN. 37130. (615) 893-2422 www.jenningsandayers.com

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