Thursday, October 9, 2014

Remembering Sarah Ingram

Sarah Ingram passed away recently. The former Humanities adjunct faculty member was last teaching English 1010 in the Fall of 2012. She was married to former faculty member Ray Ingram. Sarah is remembered not only as a dedicated educator, but also as a prolific writer who brought the Tennessee hills to life with her prose. Sarah and Ray have both showcased in their writing a Southern tapestry vivid in character and setting. They have been involved for years with a Vol State faculty writing group. Members share their writing by reading a few pages aloud and then each member provides comment for editing.

"Her writing style made homemade cooking so real that sometimes my mouth would water thinking about it," said Paul Farmer. "I can’t help but think that wherever she is now, she already has a crowd gathering around from the smell of some good southern vittles, as they prepare to listen to a great story about some of her experiences in this life."

"She did a lot of writing about old Nashville, the city back when she was a child," said Cindy Wyatt. "It was always very charming. She was such a sweet person."

"Sarah was my student, then my friend and fellow writer in a group.  She was always a giving person:  She gave to her family, her friends, her church, her students, and anyone she knew who was in need.  She will be remembered and missed," Betty Nelson said.

"I am so grateful I got to know Sarah through our Vol State writing community," said Leslie LaChance. "She was always ready with a helpful comment and sincere encouragement when it came to our writing projects. Her kindhearted, generous spirit will remain an inspiration to me and, I'm sure, to all those lucky enough to have known her.  I'm going to miss her at our writers' table."

Our hearts go out to Ray and their family. Funeral services for Sarah will be held on Friday in Whites Creek.

Visitation:                               Thursday, October 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
                                              Anderson & Garrett Funeral Home
                                              3501 Old Clarksville Pike
                                              Joelton, TN 

Visitation and Funeral:          Friday, October 10, 2014, 9:00 a.m. until time for service at 10:00 a.m.
                                            Beach Grove United Methodist Church
                                            4318 Brick Church Pike
                                            Whites Creek, TN  

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