Hugh H. Ingram, Jr., 83, of Powhatan, widower of Lee Berry Ingram his wife of 48 years, passed away June 22, 2016. He is survived by his wife, Marlene Cole Ingram; two daughters and their husbands, Debra B. and David A. Pegram of Richmond, Julie I. and Timothy L. Gresham of Powhatan; sister, Frances Sides (Bill) of Danville; eight grandchildren, Abigail, David, Hugh, Genevive, Marjorie and Dorrie Pegram, Miranda and Gracie Gresham.
Hugh Ingram was born in Franklin County, Va, September 7, 1932. He grew up in Danville, VA. He loved baseball and shared fond memories of his Dad picking him up early from school to go to a ball game. He grew up in Moffett Memorial Baptist Church. It was there that he met his future wife to be, Lee Berry, daughter of Judge Calvin Berry and Mabel Berry, the choir director. Hugh and Lee served in the children’s choir along with Dr. Charles Stanley. He graduated from GW High School and from Virginia Tech, with Honors, in 1954 with a BS in Accounting, where he also served on the Honor Court. He became a CPA in 1959. Hugh and Lee were married in 1952. They had two daughters and eight grandchildren and were married for 48 years. After working for Peat Marwick and Dan River Mills, he spent most of his career with Export Leaf Tobacco Company as treasurer, controller and retired as Senior Vice President. He enjoyed his frequent trips to London as part of his work. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wilson NC Community College. He took early retirement to care for Lee, moving to Powhatan, VA, until her death in 2000. During that time he served in James River Lions Club, where he was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was an active member and choir member at May Memorial Baptist Church. After Lee’s passing, Hugh and Marlene Cole Newell, who had also been widowed from her husband of nearly 50 years, and had been childhood friends began dating and were married in Danville. Hugh and Marlene were devoted to and cared for each other for nearly 15 years. Hugh lived a full and wonderful life and will greatly missed. Services were held in Powhatan, Va. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Moffett Memorial Baptist Church, 1026 N. Main St., Danville, Va. 24540 or Conexus at conexusvision.org.