Martha Ingram


Martha Ingram, age 84, of Cullowhee, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021.

She was the wife of the late Charles Ingram and the daughter of the late Claude and Arizona Bumgarner.

A long-time member of Black Mountain Baptist Church, Martha loved quilting and baking, especially for her church. She dearly loved her family.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and his wife, Marvin and Doris Bumgarner.

Martha is survived by two sons; Charles (Denise) Ingram Jr. and James (Ann) Ingram; and five grandchildren, Bryan (Lindsey) Ingram, Christopher (LaToya) Ingram, Rebecca (Michael) Kolcun, Tara (Matthew) Wood and Brandi Ingram. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Gabi Ingram, Jace Ingram and Abel Ingram; two sisters, Willa Mae Stewart and Eddie Robinson; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, at 2 p.m. at the Cullowhee Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roger Stewman officiating.

Martha laid in state prior to the service on Tuesday morning, Feb. 2, 2021, at Appalachian Funeral Services from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Martha’s memory to the Black Mountain Baptist Church Youth Group, 67 Twin Fiddlers Drive, Cullowhee, NC 28723; or to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 620 Sea Island Road, Suite 288, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.

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Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., served the family.