CENTRAL CITY — Freddie Leon Ingram, formerly of Carterville, Ill., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 23, 2009, at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Ind. Freddie was taken home from this earth after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer’s and passed peacefully with his children at his side. Freddie was born on Aug. 22, 1938, in Muhlenberg County, the son of Charlie and Violet Vincent Ingram. He served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960 as a weapons mechanic. Only July 22, 1961, he married Elizabeth Jean Ezell and they were blessed with two children, Jay Denver Ingram and Sonya Jean Ingram Conrad. Freddie worked in mechanics most of his life. He was previously employed at Ayrgem Coal Co. Burning Star No. 5, Consol Coal Co. and Big Muddy Correctional Facility. Freddie and Jean were members of Grand Avenue Baptist Church and First Baptist Church in Carterville, where they raised their children and lived for 30 years. Freddie leaves to mourn his passing two children, Jay Denver Ingram and his wife, Martha, of Bedford and Sonya Jean Conrad and her husband, Robert, of Louisville; two brothers, Marlin Ingram of Central City and Charles Ingram of Bowling Green; six grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. Freddie was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Jean Ingram, in 2008; his parents; and five brothers and a sister. Services are at 11 a.m. Monday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with the Rev. Leroy Rearden officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.