Mr. Hervia Marion Ingram Sr., former City of Perry Councilman and Educator, took flight to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. He was a native of Sparta, Georgia (Hancock) and was born April 24, 1935. His parents were the late Tommie and Mary Ingram. He was a graduate of Springfield Agricultural and Industrial School Sparta, Georgia, class of 1950.He later matriculated to the Fort Valley State College, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He furthered his education at the Tuskegee Institute obtaining his Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education and a Specialist Degree in Agricultural Administration. Mr. Ingram planted many seeds in Houston County where he taught school and was a mentor to many students for more than 35 years. He served on the Perry City Council as the first black elected councilman for more than four terms. Mr. Ingram also served as the first black Mayor Pro-Tem during the terms of Mayor Meeks and Mayor Worrall. Mr. Ingram was a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and initiated many other organizations where he left his mark. He was nominated Teacher of the Year by the Houston County Board of Education three times, He was the first African American Administrator to initiate a continuing education program at Middle Georgia Technical College, Served on the Agricultural Exposition Authority, Past Chairman of the Perry Area Convention and Visitors Bureau: Served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of Houston County Board of Elections, Member of Georgia Associate of Black Elected Officials; Recognized for exceptional public service from the House of Representatives (Resolution 1155) on February 28, 2000. He was a faithful member of St. James C.M.E. Church in Perry, where he served on the Trustee, Stewart, and Finance Committee. He was also Personnel Director and Assistant to the Executive Director of the Georgia Expo. Survivors are: His spouse of 61 years, Catherine H. Ingram; Three children- Hervia Ingram Jr., Hervella Ingram (Dwayne) Adams. One child preceded him in death; Veronica Denise Ingram, Two grandchildren- Corwin (Jana) Ingram and Catherine Mariah Johnson, Two great granddaughters, Sarai and Trinity Ingram, 11 siblings, and several other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be Monday, October 25, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Camp John Hope Fort Valley. Bobby Glover Mortuary of Perry is in charge of arrangements
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