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Deacon killed while preparing missions house
wire reports
August 23, 2010
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Deacon killed while preparing missions house

Deacon killed while preparing missions house
wire reports
August 23, 2010

MORGANTON — Joe Ingram,

deacon chair of Catawba Valley Baptist Church in Morganton, died Aug. 17 when a

trailer broke loose and ran over him in the yard of the church’s missions

house.

Ingram, 67, was preparing

the house and yard for a missionary family to move into Aug. 20.

Church pastor Mike Odom

found Ingram underneath the trailer at the house, within sight of the church.

Burke County Emergency

Medical Services Lt. Jason Black said it was unclear how Ingram ended up under

the trailer, which was approximately 40 feet downhill from a red pick-up truck.

It had been filled with wood

and yard debris, Black said.

Ingram was chairman of deacons and a Sunday School

teacher at Catawba Valley.

“It’s going to be a terrible

loss for the church and the people,” said fellow deacon Ralph Ballew.

Ingram is survived by his

wife of 43 years, Ann Pearson Ingram; three children and four grandchildren.