Howard A. Ferguson
Howard A. Ferguson, 91, of Route 2, Bluford, died 3:20 p.m. Sept. 
25, 1999, at the home of his daughter Wilma Grothoff at rural route 

Mr. Ferguson retired from Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory after many years 
in the maintenance department. 

He was born Oct. 6, 1907, in Jefferson County to Ezra and Mae 
(Hicks) Ferguson. He married Ila Reynolds, and later married Gladys Malone 
Hulbert; both preceded him in death. 

Graveside services were to be 1 p.m. today at Black Cemetery in the 
Long Prairie community, with the Rev. Everett Lemay officiating. 
Hughey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. 

Mr. Ferguson is survived by daughters Geraldine Irwin and husband 
Oscar of Bluford and Wilma Grothoff and husband Charles of Bonnie; 
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Harl Ferguson of 
Salem; sister Loretta Raines and husband Cecil of Bonnie; and several 
nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his wives, Mr. Ferguson was preceded in death by his 
parents; two brothers, Alson and Dalton; and four sisters, Eithel, 
Winnie, Venetta and Pearl. 

Family and friends may call Hughey Funeral Home at 242-3348 for any 
information at any time. 

[Howard A. Ferguson 6/20/1908 - 9/25/1999, buried in Black Cemetery, 
Jefferson County, Illinois w/wife, Cora Gladys (Malone) Ferguson.] 
Submitted by: Marilynn Howard


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