Claude E. Ferguson
Claude E. Ferguson, 83, of Woodlawn died 7:15 p.m.
March 30, 2006, at his home. He was a switchman for
Illinois Central Railroad and a farmer.
Mr. Ferguson was born Oct. 19, 1922, in Woodlawn to
Joseph W. and Pearl (Weatherford) Ferguson. He married
Darlene (Harvey) Ferguson Nov. 23, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo.;
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist
Church in Woodlawn. The Rev. Roger Lipe will officiate. Burial
will follow in Woodlawn-Oddfellows Cemetery in Woodlawn. Friends
may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Woodlawn.
Mr. Ferguson is survived by his wife, Darlene Ferguson
of Woodlawn; two sons, Bob Ferguson and wife Wanda of Woodlawn and
Ronal Ferguson of Woodlawn; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Ferguson of Dix;
grandchildren Brian Ferguson and wife Jennifer of Louisville, Ky., Darin
Ferguson of Dix, Marcy Wingo and husband Brian of Nashville, Tenn., Kenny
Ferguson of Woodlawn, Kelly Clinard and husband Ronnie of Nashville,
Tenn., Beth McConnaughy and husband Mark of Cravat, Rodney Ferguson and
wife Janette of Cravat, Christy Kauffman and husband Shane of Loveland,
Colo., and Brad Bushong and special friend Kristen of St. Louis; 18
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; a brother; a son,
John Ferguson; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Ferguson; and a great-grandchild,
Kimberly Dawn Ferguson.
Mr. Ferguson was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of
Woodlawn, president and trustee of Woodlawn-Oddfellows Cemetery for
over 30 years, Shiloh Township tax assessor for two terms and a member of
the Civilian Conservation Corp. After retirement, he enjoyed spending
winters in Florida with his wife for the past 20 years.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to Woodlawn-Oddfellows Cemetery
and will be accepted at the church and funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been
entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348
for further information.
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman
Submitted By: Janice Staples