Thursday, October 30, 2008

RIP Mary Ann Kyles Ingram, 1963-2008

(This notice updated 11/1/2008)
Mary Ann (Kyles) Ingram passed away on October 30, 2008, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was diagnosed in August of 2006 (just before the class held it's 25th reunion) with Stage IV colon cancer.

Mary Ann leaves behind her husband, J.W. Ingram (attended high school in Greensboro) and six children, ages 6 to 19, plus also her mother (Barbara Kyles of Raleigh), two brothers (Charles "Chip" Kyles of Raleigh and Robert Kyles of Middlesex), one sister (Kari Kyles Britt of Raleigh), sister-in-law Amanda (wife of Robert), loving nieces and a nephew plus many close friends and extended relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Lee Kyles (in 1984) and her brother Lewis Lee Kyles Jr. (in 1988).

Full obituary is HERE.
Some other photos and remembrances are HERE on the GSHS81 web site.

Plans are:
Visitation on Sunday November 2 in Matthews, NC (near Charlotte)
2:00 to 5:00 pm
Morning Star Lutheran Church, to be held at the chapel (1/2 mile from main buiding)
Chapel is located at 12900 Idlewild Road, Matthews, North Carolina 28105

Funeral and interment of ashes on Saturday November 8 in Garner, NC
2:00 pm
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
2100 Buffaloe Rd, Garner, NC 27529

Anyone wishing to send cards or letters to the family - please write to me and I will get you the addresses. (

FROM THE OBITUARY: In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 2100 Buffaloe Rd, Garner, NC 27529 or to the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center, CB #7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295 to support colon cancer research.
(ADDENDUM FROM TRACY: If you contribute to Lord of Life you can mark the contribution "Ingram Fund" and in that case the donation will go to the family to help offset the tremendous medical expenses they have had in the last 2+ years.)