Smithney "Rae" (Stubbs) Ingley

Born: Mon., Sep. 30, 1918
Died: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Oct. 17, 2015
Location: Vidalia Chapel

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Sun., Oct. 18, 2015
Location: Macon Memorial Park

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Mrs. Smithey Raeburn “Rae” Stubbs Ingley, age 97, of Vidalia died October 14, 2015 at Bethany Nursing Home in Vidalia after a brief illness. She was a native of Tampa, Florida, living most of her life in Macon, Georgia, and the last fifteen years in Vidalia. She was a musician and choral music instructor for the Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon; and former member of the Wesleyan College faculty (Director of the Chorus, member of the voice faculty).

Mrs. Ingley began her musical career as a student of the late Conrad Murphree in Tampa, Florida. After two years as a student at Wesleyan Conservatory in Macon, Georgia, she transferred to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, studying under Arthur Kraft and receiving her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. Mrs. Ingley was awarded the Artists’ Diploma from Eastman, the highest award presented by the school for performance.

Mrs. Ingley was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ingley, Jr.; sisters, Valerie Stubbs McCutchen and Daisy Stubbs Mickler Dickerson; and brother, William Oscar Stubbs.

Mrs. Ingley is survived by her sons, Dennis (and Therisa) Ingley of Vidalia, Paul (and Susan) Ingley of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Alan (and Dawn) Ingley of Atlanta; grandchildren, Jared (and Avani) Ingley of Atlanta, Dyson Ingley of Atlanta, Lauren (and Trey) Ellis of Nashville, Tennessee, Cara Ingley of Dawsonville, Georgia, Jon Ross Ingley of Athens, Georgia, and Megan Ingley of Greenville, South Carolina; and great-grandchildren, Simran Ingley and Kieran Ingley.

The family requests in lieu of flowers contributions be made to Methodist Home for Children and Youth, PO Box 2525, Macon, Georgia 31203, (478) 751-2800; Georgia Academy for the Blind, 2895 Vineville Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31204, (478) 751-6078; or Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society, PO Box 210, Vidalia, Georgia 30475.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Smithey Raeburn “Rae” Stubbs Ingley will be held Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM at Macon Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Mark Magoni officiating.  The family will receive friends at the Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel Saturday evening from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service of Vidalia is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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