Lynwood “Lyn” Ingram, 75, of Alapaha passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, surrounded by his family. His funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals with the Rev. Andy Ring and the Rev. Terrell Roberts officiating. Lee Herndon, Coley Ingram and Jody Johnson will offer eulogies. Mr. Ingram will be laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.
Mr. Ingram’s grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Clark Sumner, Frederick Hale, Henry Hatley, Sam Carpenter, Jack Cody, Ed Cooper, Danny Cooper, Bill Dennison, David Rowe, Justin Fender, Mark Owens, Darell Lightle, Ken harper, Phil Turner and Roy Ray.
Mr. Ingram was born on November 13, 1943 in Tifton and was the son of the late Albert Willard Ingram, Sr. and Louise Barry Ingram. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Albert “Willard” Ingram, Jr. He was the owner of Excelsior Buildings. He loved the Lord and was an active member of Tift Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, where he sang in the choir and had a special gift of giving prayers during the services. Lyn was a very laid back person and loved by everyone who knew him. His favorite saying was “It’s just a thing”. He loved his favorite dog, Butterbean, and he loved to ride dirt roads in the country, looking at old barns.
Mr. Ingram is survived by his wife of ten years, Jean Heard Ingram of Alapaha; his children and their spouses, Leslie and Ed Troxell, Marc and Tracy Ingram, Michael Johnson, Jody Johnson, Audrey Johnson, Gloria and Chris Warren and Russ and Priscilla Dillard, all of Tifton and Lee and Meagan Herndon of Loganville; his grandchildren and their spouses, Coley Ingram, Cassidy and J. P. McGahee, Austin Herndon, Aubrey Herndon, Jacob Herndon, Autumn Herndon, Brittney Johnson, Camron Johnson, Alana Johnson, Peyton Johnson, Drew Harrison, Kaleianne Harrison, Dakota Whitley, Lily Dillard, Eden Troxell, Savanna Warren and Justin Parks; five great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Johnson, Haze Parks, Gabby Parks, Kisun Parks and Eli Parks; and one sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Stephen Bennett of Morrow, Ohio.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial gifts may be made to Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Peggy Griffin, 1035 Ty Ty-Sparks Road, Tifton, GA 31793; or Tift Avenue Missionary Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 3015 Tift Avenue North, Tifton, GA 31794.