Louise Nation Ferguson

Athens Free Press, January 4, 1929

Mrs. W.L. Ferguson died at the home of her daughter Mrs. H.R. Turner, near Tice, December 26, 1928, aged 73 years, 1 month and 11 days.

Louise Melvina Nation, daughter of Hamilton and Elizabeth Nation, was born near Petersburg, November 15, 1855.

In January, 1872, she was united in marriage to W.L. Ferguson at Petersburg. To this union twelve children were born, ten of whom survive.

She is survived by six daughters: Mrs. Alice Mathews, Mrs. J.W. Gary of Petersburg; Mrs. H.R. Turner, Tice; Mrs. Robert Brakebill, Mrs. Louis Bushong, Athens; Mrs. I.A. Thompson, New Holland; four sons: Irvin Ferguson, Athens; J.W. Ferguson, near Tice; Lester, Petersburg, also fifty-four grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous relatives.

Her husband preceded her in death three years ago. She joined the Baptist church when a girl and ever remained a faithful member.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Friday afternoon, December 28, Rev. J.C. Ewing officiating. Interment was made in the West cemetery.

Contributed by Carole Martin