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The North Georgia News

Blairsville, GA  30512


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June 10, 2009                Page 4C


roy ferguson


            Mr. Roy Ferguson, age 79, of 319 Old Highway 41, Adairsville, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2009, at Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome. 

He was born in Towns County, Georgia, July 13, 1929, son of the late Wifflam (sic) and Liddy Edwards Ferguson.  Mr. Ferguson was a member of Oothcalooga Baptist Church and retired after thirty-four years from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joann Ferguson and 12 brothers and sisters. 

Survivors include 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debora Ferguson of Adairsville and Ricky and Dina Ferguson of Calhoun; daughter and son-in law (sic) Vanessa and Jeff Stafford of Adairsville; 7 grandchildren, Felicia, Jason, and Philip Ferguson, Jasmine Clark, Ezra Stafford, and Jeremy and Josh Ferguson; 5 great-grandchildren, Alexis Cole, Ethan and Chloe grace Chambers, Kadin and Kaitlyn Ferguson; brother, Floyd Ferguson and several nieces and nephews.   

            Funeral services were held Friday, June 5, 2009, at 2 PM at Oothcalooga Baptist church with Rev. Harold Dale land rev. Gary Hibberts officiating.  The body lay in state at the church from 1 PM until 2 PM.

Interment followed in Oothcalooga Baptist Church Cemetery, Adairsville.  Pallbearers were Jeremy Ferguson, Josh Ferguson, Ezra Stafford, Derick Clark, Mark Wallace, and Chad West.  Honorary pallbearers were Jackie dinning, Jason Ferguson, Jonah Duvall, and Larry Woodring.  

The family received friends Thursday evening from 6 PM until 9 PM at Barton Funeral Home.  Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, were in charge of funeral arrangements for Mr. Roy Ferguson.