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Mrs. Louise Williams Ferguson

• Updated Feb 7, 2019 at 5:03 PM

JONESBOROUGH - Mrs. Louise Williams Ferguson, age 99, Jonesborough, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Cornerstone Village, Johnson City.

Mrs. Ferguson was a life-long resident of Washington County and was the daughter of the late Robert T. and Alma Bashor Williams.

Mrs. Ferguson was a faithful and active member of Jackson Park Church of the Brethren where she was the oldest member, served as a deaconess, on the official Church Board and the church choir. She also served in various positions on the Board of the Southeastern District, Church of the Brethren.

In her youth she was active in the local 4-H Club winning prizes in various contests. When she was 16, she was chosen to represent 4-H of Washington County at the State Convention in Nashville and later at the National Convention in Chicago. She was a 1937 graduate of Jonesborough High School and attended Johnson City Business College. She served on the Board of Directors of John M. Reed Home for the Aged, Inc. In 1978 Mrs. Ferguson retired as office manager of the Washington County Health Department, Jonesborough, where she was a staff member for 24 years.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Ferguson was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 56 years, Harry E. Ferguson in 1995, son, Sheridan E. Ferguson, her brother, David N. Williams and sister-in-law, Joyce Wilson Williams.

She is survived by a daughter, Donna F. Boyd and son-in-law, Fredrick C. Boyd; two grandsons, David J. Ferguson and wife, Sarah, Jonesborough and Brandon Boyd and wife Misty of Nashville and a granddaughter, Whitney Boyd, South Miami, FL; two great-granddaughters, Madison Faith Ferguson and Ellen Jean Boyd; and a great-grandson, Jack Emerson Boyd.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Magnolia at Cornerstone Village for all the loving care they gave Louise for the last three years.

A funeral service for Mrs. Ferguson will be conducted 3:30 pm at Jackson Park Church of the Brethren on Sunday, February 10, 2019 with Rev. Jeremy Dykes officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30-3:30 pm Sunday prior to the service. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Christian, David O’Brien, Bo Payne, Bud Day, Don Evans, and Jim Pate.

Condolences may be sent to the Ferguson family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.

Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN 753-3821

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