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Mr. Gene Austin Ingram, 84, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born February 28, 1934 in Davidson County, NC to the late Robert Edward Ingram, Sr. and Bessie Zella Hudson Ingram. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Hannah Earl Ingram; three brothers, Robert Edward Ingram, Jr., John Ingram and Robert Lee Ingram.

On February 24, 1962, Gene married his lovely wife, Rebecca Earl Ingram from Shelby, NC and lived in Brooklyn, NY.  Gene attended Church Street School in Thomasville, NC. He served in the US Army, where he received three medals; National Defense Service Medal, Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and The Good Conduct Medal.

He had an antique shop in New York. When he moved to North Carolina he was employed at S&R Furniture and Thomasville Furniture Industries. Gene also did carpeting, upholstering, finishing furniture and coloring.  His hobbies were golf being his favorite and fishing was his peace of mind.

He is survived by his son, Baxter Linnel “Linny” Ingram; two grandchildren, Nautica Ingram and Zambia Ingram; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bessie Langford, Dorothy L. Alexander and Mary L. McFadden; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

Final arrangements are entrusted to Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.





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  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Phillips Funeral Service, Inc.
  • Friday, April 20, 2018
    Dear Family, I'm so sorry for your recent loss. The Bible tells us at John 5:28,29-"Do not be amazed the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. This is a promise that mankind can depend on. God cannot lie (Isaiah 55:11).Please let God's word the Bible be of comfort to you in the coming days ahead.
    ~ G. Marlowe   Baltimore, MD
  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    We deeply feel for what you and the family are going through. At times, there isn't much that can soothe the pain this grief brings, but you may find some comfort in the words of Psalms 9:9 which reads: "Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress." Yes, our Loving God can help if we allow him to (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth, when it is restored to a Paradise (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11,29). No, not just a dream, but for a certainty he will do it, for Isaiah 55:11 shows us that everything he says, he accomplishes without fail. You can find out more online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. No doubt this is a very difficult time for your family. The Bible speaks of death as an enemy that God’s kingdom will eliminate. Notice the wonderful promise for the future at 1 Cor.15:26“. And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” God will remove death permanently. You can also find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28-29 “The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” May these scriptures bring comfort and calmness of heart to you at this time.
    ~ The Rivers Family   Benson, NC
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018
    God is eager to do it again. Jehovah hates death; he views it as an enemy.(1 Corinthians 15:26) He has "a yearning" to conquer that enemy; to undo death by means of the resurrection. He longs to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again.-Job 14:14,15. To learn more about the promised resurrection please visit our website-www.jw.org
    ~ Lonnie Burke   Loganville, GA
  • Friday, June 01, 2018
    2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". Nahum 1:7; God "is a stronghold in the day of distress, and is mindful of those seeking refuge in him. Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton