AHOSKIE – William Donald Ferguson, age 72, of the 900 block of Liberty Street, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Born in Reidsville, in Rockingham County, NC, on February 28, 1938, Mr. Ferguson was a son of the late Harry S. and Mildred Dawson Ferguson. He attended what is now East Carolina University and was retired as Division Right of Way Agent for the NC Department of Transportation. Donald was an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Ahoskie where he served as Sunday school teacher, and served on the Session of the Church for many years. He was also a member and had served as past President and Lt. Governor of the Ahoskie Kiwanis Club.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Barbara Miller Ferguson; his daughter, Julie F. Pace and her husband, Chris of Sykesville, MD; two sisters, Mary Anna Pearson and husband, Johnnie of Hickory, NC, and Mae Coburn and husband, Frank of Greenville, NC; and his brothers, Harry S. ‘Butch’ Ferguson and wife, Linda of Grimesland, NC, Bobby V. Ferguson and wife, Charlene of Palatine, IL, Tommy D. Ferguson and wife, Helen of Edward, NC, and Sam L. Ferguson and companion, Victoria Mayo of Stokes, NC. He was predeceased by a sister, Joy Ferguson Sullivan.
A memorial celebration of life service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church of Ahoskie, with the Rev. Richard Rice officiating. An inurnment service will be held for the family, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21, at East Duplin Memorial Garden, Beulaville, NC. The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Monday, and will assemble at the church in the Adult Sunday school classroom at 10:15 on Tuesday, to receive friends prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to a charity of one’s choice or to First Presbyterian Church of Ahoskie, Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 159, Ahoskie, NC, 27910.
Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.