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Ferguson, Harold

d. September 10, 2014


Harold Ferguson, age 83, of Sherman, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center.

He is survived by his children, Terri (Mark) Beard of Sherman, Vicki (Dave) Thompson of Sherman, Tammi (Mike) Steiner of Williamsville, and Jimmi Ferguson of Sherman; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife Shirley in 2012, a brother Glen Ferguson and a sister Hazel McKee.

Harold was born September 9, 1931 in Athens, the son of Alva and Norma Vaughn Ferguson.

He married Shirley Dyer in 1955.

Harold honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He later worked for and retired from the railroad as a section laborer.

Harold was a member of the Athens Memorial VFW Post #5302 and New Life Baptist Church in Athens.

He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be from 10 AM until 12 NOON on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL with funeral services to follow at 12.

Rev. Milton Crain will be officiating.

Memorials can be made to the New Life Baptist Church in Athens, IL.

Burial will be held at Joel Hall Cemetery in Athens.

Family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens, IL.


  1. Dear friends … I’m so sorry to hear about your dad/grandpa’s passing. My sympathies go out to each and every one of you. He was such a sweet, delightful man – it was obvious how much he loved his family. Although it’s never easy to say goodbye to someone so near and dear, rest assured he’s happy, healthy, and having a grand reunion with Shirley and family/friends! He’s now your angel watching from above! Take care.

    Love always,

    Jan (Foster) Galassi

  2. Terri, Vicki, Tammi & Jimmi: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very sad time. I enjoyed living on the same street as your parents (and your families) and always thought it was special getting to talk to your mom and dad. They were both very special people and they will be missed. I hope that you are comforted knowing that your parents are together again. If any of you need anything, please let one of us know. Love and hugs to all of you.

    Scott, Laura & Alec

  3. I was very sad to hear about Harold’s passing. I saw him all the time when I was growing up and he was never anything but cheerful and friendly. That is how I will always remember him!

    Take care, Chris

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