Sallie Hankins Ingram, age 95, of 1111 Rison Street, Danville, Virginia (and formerly a long-time resident of Whittle Street, Chatham, Virginia), died Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at Stratford House in Danville.
She was born on April 8, 1916, in Halifax County, and was the daughter of the late Edwin L. Ingram and the late Mollie Stevens Ingram.
Miss Ingram was a member of Chatham Baptist Church. She was a member of the U.D.C. and Morgan-Johnson Chapter #44 Order of the Eastern Star.
Miss Ingram entered the U.S. Army in August of 1941. She retired May 31, 1966, after 25 years, with the rank of Major.
Among her military decorations, she received the Philippine Liberation medal, the Bronze Star and she also received Service Medals from the Philippines, Korea, and the United Nations. She also earned the Presidential Unit Citation in Korea, the World War II Victory Medal, and the National Defense Medal. After her retirement she worked at Hargrave Military Academy in the infirmary for 10 years.
She is survived by four nieces, Patricia C. Strader, Ann C. Harris, Linda Sprigg, and Slade Plantger; five nephews, Don Campbell, Howard Campbell, Bobby Campbell, Harry Campbell, and Bobby Ingram.
She was also predeceased by one sister, Lucy Ingram Campbell, and one brother, Robert L. Ingram.
Funeral services were conducted at Scott Funeral Home on Thursday, October 6, at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Warnock, III, officiating. Burial was at Chatham Burial Park, in Chatham.
Scott Funeral Home in Chatham was respectfully serving the Ingram family.
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