January 8, 1937 ~ February 5, 2004

Born in: Buncombe County, North Carolina,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Shirley Ann Smith Ingle Asheville~ Shirley Ann Smith Ingle, 67, of 591 School Road, died Thursday, February 5, 2004 at her residence. Mrs. Ingle crossed over the Jordan, left the land of the dying and went on to the land of the living, now absent from the body and present with the Lord. Mrs. Ingle was a native of Asheville and was daughter of the late Roy and Pearl Hollifield Smith. She retired from Magnavox and was currently employed with Glen Arden Elementary School as a custodian. She faithfully attended Stoney Mountain Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Ray Ingle; two sisters, Brenda Smith and Helen Anderson and by three brothers, Jess, Jimmy and Julius Smith. She was a loving wife to her husband, Jack W. Ingle and was a wonderful and caring mother to Brenda Sherman of Tennessee, Becky Dockins and her husband, Keith, Jackie Ingle and his wife, Teri and Larry Ingle and his wife Tina; two sisters, Patsy Penley all of Asheville, and Janie Dorsey of Woodfin and one brother, Bill Smith of Charlotte. She was a dedicated and supportive grandmother of thirteen and great-grandmother of two. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. The Revs. Willard Pruitt, Charles Rogers, James King and Thomas Glenn will officiate. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7- 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, PO BOx 25338, Asheville, North Carolina 28813. A memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at www.grocefuneralhome.com. We would like to extend a thank you to all the family, co-workers, fellow Christians and to Mountain Area Hospice for their support, love, prayers and food. Oky Dory.

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  1. Dear Becky and Family,
    Your mom was a wonderful person. I have really missed her afternoon chit chats. She always had a smile and great advice about raising kids. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be.
    Patti Ogle
    (Mrs. O’Leary..HA!)

  2. To all of the family, Please know that our thoughts are with you at this sad time.So very sorry for your loss. Gary and Carolyn Parton

  3. Becky and Keith,
    We both extend our sympathy to you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. God as you know will be your strength during the days ahead without her. If you just need to talk please give us call. Love to you both.

  4. Jack and Children,We were very sad to hear of Shirley’s passing;but we know she is now shouting on the hills of glory. Shirley was a wonderful person and we know you will miss her very much.We pray and know that Jesus will carry you through this time of sorrow.Remember that you wife and Mom is now resting in the arms of Jesus Her Beloved.Our prayers are with you.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Shirley will be greatly missed, but we can rest assured she is much happier today.


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