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Feb. 21, 1932 - Jan. 8, 2017 Hoy Gale Ledbetter, age 84, a resident of Huntsville, died Sunday, January 8, 2017, in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He was born to Marvin and Alma Counts Ledbetter, in Richland, Arkansas on February 21, 1932. Hoy attended Freed-Hardeman College, Wayne State University, and the University of Michigan (Flint). He served as minister to congregations in Taylor, Rochester, Grand Blanc, and Dearborn in Michigan as well as Atlanta, Albany, and Rome in Georgia. He founded and served for fourteen years as editor-in-chief of the progressive journal Integrity, emphasizing the need for an honest intellectual discussion of the issues which were destructive to the spirit of unity in the church. This focus also led to his participation in several ecumenical organizations. For the past thirteen years, he has taught and served as an elder for the Twickenham Church of Christ in Huntsville. He was known for his keen mind, his quick wit, and his love of classical music, photography and ice cream and Oreos. Hoy was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Colene Ledbetter, three brothers, Gerald, Larry and Van, as well as his daughter Priscilla, and grandson Jordan Coleman. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lillian "Jary" Ledbetter, a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Irene Ledbetter of Davisburg, Michigan, a daughter, Karen Coleman of Ringgold, Georgia, and a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Pam Ledbetter of Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is also survived by three grandsons, Nick and Jacob Ledbetter and Noah Coleman, and granddaughter Megan Coleman. The family will hold a graveside service on Thursday, January 12 at 2:00 P.M. at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs, Georgia. A memorial service for Hoy Ledbetter will be held at 3 P.M., Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Twickenham Church of Christ at 7500 Whitesburg Drive in Huntsville. Visitation will be before the service from 2:00 until 3:00. You may send an online sympathy message at www.younglevettfuneralhome.com . SERVICES Graveside Service: Arlington Memorial Park Sandy Springs, Georgia Thursday, January 12, 2:00 P.M. Memorial Service: Twickenham Church of Christ 7500 Whitesburg Drive Huntsville, Alabama Saturday, January 14, Visitation at 2:00 P.M. and Memorial Service at 3:00 P.M.
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