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Jeremiah FERGUSON Obituary
Posted by: Jane Howard (ID *****0772) Date: October 04, 2007 at 11:00:23
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The Yancey Record
Thursday, February 22, 1940


Funeral services were conducted last Tuesday afternoon for "Uncle" Jerry Ferguson, 94 years old. Services were held at the home with Rev. W. B. Sprinkle of Canton, Rev. B. T. Nanney and Rev. Drake of Swiss officiating.

The following nephews served as active pallbearers: Wilson Ferguson, Douglas Ferguson, Jr., Laurence Ferguson, Theo B. Gibbs, Rex Sprinkle and Troy Knapp.

Mr. Ferguson was born in the Cane River section of Yancey County on August 5, 1845. He spent all his life in the county except the time that he served in the army during the civil war.

In 1865 he married Miss Samantha Roland who was a member of one of the oldest and most widely known families in this section. She preceded him to the grave five years ago.

The survivors include two nephews. J. J. Ferguson and G. D. Ferguson of Bald Creek, a niece, Mrs. Theo B. Gibbs of Swiss, also Mrs. C. A. Poteat of Morganton and a number of other relatives in Asheville, Virginia and Colorado.

Note: According to his death certificate, Jeremiah FERGUSON was the son of William FERGUSON and Delana BIDDIX and was buried at Bald Creek Cemetery.

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