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NEWLAND - Martha Ingram Fisher, 82, of Hightop Lane in Newland, the Three Mile community, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Brian Center Health and Rehab in Spruce Pine. Born on June 8, 1932 in Avery County, she was the daughter of the late Gilroy and Hallie Benfield Ingram. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Max, Ben, and Bill Ingram; and her sisters, Mary Lee Stout and Jean Waddell. She was a retired beautician and had worked at Brad Ragan, Inc. in Spruce Pine. Martha was a charter member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church and served as the church secretary for many years. She loved the Lord and her church family. She was dearly loved by everyone who knew her and an inspiration to all. Martha enjoyed caring for her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memories are her husband, Phillip Fisher of the home; her sons, Charles Wise and wife, Marlene of Radcliff, Ky., John Wise and wife, Sharon of Crossnore, Ted Wise and wife, Vicky of Spruce Pine, and Kenneth Fisher and wife, Patty of Linville Falls; her sister, Mildred Pritchard of Morganton; four grandchildren, Jared Wise, Ronnie Wise, Marah Wise, and Brian Fisher; and her extended family.

Funeral services honoring the life of Martha Fisher were held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Darrin Waldroup and Luther Carver officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. A time to receive friends and share memories was held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17, at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of the Brian Center Health and Rehab for their wonderful care of Martha during her stay there and also to Ellen and Alexis Ledford for their care and concern during Martha’s illness. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine assisted the family.

Mitchell News-Journal 6/25/2014