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September 20, 2012

Mildred Marie Pritchard (Dickie) Ingram

NARROWS, Va. — Mildred Marie Pritchard (Dickie) Ingram, 88, of Narrows departed this life on Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 2012 at her home.

She was born in Princeton, W.Va. on Feb. 17, 1924 and was the daughter of the late Arthur Mason and Mona Martin Pritchard Perdue. In addition to her mother and father, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Ray Eugene Ingram.

Dickie was a retired employee of Narrows Flower and Gift Shop where she worked as a florist for over 30 years. She was a faithful member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Narrows where she served as a Deaconess Emeritus, a longtime leader of Christian Women's Fellowship, Reading Chairperson, Assistant Group Leader, and developed several fellowship programs. An avid traveler, gardener and member of the Dirt Daubers Garden Club, Dickie was a huge Virginia Tech Hokie football fan (having attended home games the last five years), a past volunteer with the Giles County Chamber of Commerce, the New River Community Action Board of Directors, and the Narrows Junior Woman's Club. In earlier years, she also served as a Girl Scout troop leader and den leader for the Cub Scouts.  

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Judy Ingram Thompson and husband, Peter, of Middletown, Md.; Dr. Richard Eugene Ingram and wife, Susan, of Harrisonburg, Va.; four grandchildren, Joseph E. Thompson of Charlottesville, Va., Nathaniel M. Thompson of Fort Collins, Colo., Brian P. Ingram of Charlottesville, and Emily R. Harper of Harrisonburg; and many special friends.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Narrows. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, where she will join her husband Eugene. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider the Backpack Program at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Carilion Hospice Services of the New River Valley, or the Giles County Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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