Obituaries

REV. HASKEL INGRAM -

Rev. Haskel Ingram Jr. 85, Hampton went home to be with his Lord Thursday, January 27, 2011, in the Hillview Health Center.

A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Haskel Ingram Sr. and Virgie Morton Ingram. He was a graduate of Hampton High School. He served in the United States Navy during World War II.

Rev. Ingram was ordained to the Ministry by the Union Baptist Church in 1958. He served the following churches: Elk Park Baptist Church, Elk Park, NC; Union Baptist Church, Hampton; Watauga First Baptist Church, Watauga Tn.; Harmony Baptist Church, Eliz.; Pine Grove Baptist Church, Mountain City; and Roan Park Baptist Church, Roan Mountain. In later years he served as an Interim Pastor at several churches.

Rev. Ingram was active in the Watauga Baptist Association serving in various capacities. He taught a Bible Study course in several churches. His hobbies were woodworking and crafts. He was a member of the Hampton First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Laws.

Survivors include his wife of sixty seven years, Ruth Ingram; Two Daughters & Sons-in-Law: Nancy & Gerry Miller and Rebecca & Luther Bowers, all of Elizabethton; His Grandchildren: April Miller, Toledo, Ohio, and Dr. Mark Bowers and wife, Amanda, Piney Flats; Two Great Grandchildren: Jacob & Sara Bowers; Several Nieces & Nephews.

A Service to Celebrate the Life of Haskel Ingram was conducted at 7 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Hyder and Rev. Cecil “Nick” Bradshaw officiating.

Graveside Service and Interment was 2 p.m. Sunday in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active Pallbearers: Jim Williams, Todd Montgomery, David Forbes, David Laws, Andy Glover and Ian Glover. Honorary Pallbearers will be his many friends and church families, friends of Hillview Health Center and Ministers of the Watauga Baptist Association.

The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of his children.

Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion & Tennessee National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Hampton First Baptist Church Building Fund, 407 First Avenue, Hampton, Tenn. 37658.

Condolences may be e-mailed to mfc@chartertn.net.

Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.

This obituary courtesy of The Tomahawk.