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Lavelle G. (Gay) Ferguson

April 19, 1928 ~ November 23, 2019 (age 91)


Lavelle G. Ferguson, age 91, of 340 Third Avenue, Rochelle, died Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Summerhill Nursing Center in Perry.

Born in Moultrie, she was the daughter of the late Willie and Rosa Lee Gay.  Mrs. Ferguson retired from the United States Postal Service as a rural letter carrier.  She was very active in her church, First Baptist Church of Rochelle.  She taught Sunday School, GA's, sang in the choir and was a member of the WMU.  An avid golfer, she continued playing until she was 85.  One of her favorite places to go was the Rochelle Senior Center to visit with her friends. She also enjoyed spending time at her home on Lake Blackshear.

Survivors include:
Barbara Woods (Derald) of Vienna
Frances Williams (John) of Pinehurst

Jimmy Ferguson (Sandra) of Unadilla
Lee Ferguson of Vienna

Todd Woods, Landon Woods, Natalie Johnson, Wendy Logan, John S. "Bubba" Williams, III, Virginia Leigh, Madison James and Molly Ferguson

Great Grandchildren:  Allison Harrell, Jason C. Logan, Jr., Lily Logan, Laura Beth Woods, Lawson Woods, Fletcher Faircloth and River Lavelle Roobin

Great Great Grandchild:  Presley Harrell

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James Marvin Ferguson.

Funeral services will be at 3 PM Wednesday, November 27 in First Baptist Church of Rochelle with interment in Morningside Cemetery.

The family will greet friends at the church 1:30 - 2:30 PM Wednesday, November 27.

Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 566, Rochelle, Georgia 31079 or Morningside Cemetery, c/o Rochelle City Hall, Friends of Morningside Cemetery, PO Box 156, Rochelle, Georgia 31079.

The family would like to thank the staff of Summerhill Veranda West for the loving care given to Mrs. Ferguson.  They would also like to thank Roger Minshew and the Dennis Shedd family for always going above and beyond with their acts of love and kindness.

Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Vienna has charge of arrangements.


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November 27, 2019

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
First Baptist Church
701 Gordon Street
Rochelle, GA 31079

Funeral Service
November 27, 2019

3:00 PM
First Baptist Church
701 Gordon Street
Rochelle, GA 31079

November 27, 2019

3:30 PM
Morningside Cemetery
250 Grady Street
Rochelle, GA 31079

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