Reda Louise Davis Ferguson

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Reda Louise Davis Ferguson, 85, of the Holts Corner Community of Marshall County, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at the Alive Hospice facility in Nashville.

Mrs. Ferguson was born in the Holts Corner Community and was the youngest of six children of William Oscar and Esther Ellen Lamb Davis.

Mrs. Ferguson graduated with honors from Forrest High School in Chapel Hill and from Nashville School of Business. She was retired from the State of Tennessee where she was an administrative assistant to the highway engineer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

She had a special place in her heart for children and a loving devotion to family and friends. Mrs. Reda was a lifelong member of Promise United Methodist Church and was a faithful member of the Holts Corner Community. She was admired for her beautiful gardens and flowers, as well as her devotion and care to animals.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Alfred Haynes Ferguson; brothers, Kenneth and Norman Davis; sisters, Esther Mae Davis, Hazel Holland, and Audalene Ghee; niece, Martha Holland Etheridge; and great-nephew Jeffrey Curtis.

Mrs. Ferguson was a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews and she is survived by nieces, Wanda (Greg) Ector of Mt. Juliet, Brenda (Doug) Buhler of Nashville, Darlene Johns of Eagleville, Susan (David) DeVaughn of Corinth, Miss., and Marianne Blackwell of the Holts Corner Community; nephews, Mack (Phyllis) Davis of Jackson, Ga. and Chris (Michelle) Johns of Holts Corner; eight beloved great-nieces and great-nephews; 11 great-great-nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lynette Holton and Sue Davis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, with Rev. Bobby Devine and Hal Manier officiating. Burial will follow in Triune Cemetery in Triune.

Clayton Lewis, Richard Lewis, Mike Buhler, Kenny Sweeney, John Sweeney, Tommy Roberson, Josh Curtis, and Josh Roberson will serve as pallbearers.

Family members would like to thank the many people who offered prayers and provided countless acts of kindness during her illness. The family would also like to acknowledge the loving care of the Alive Hospice nurses and her physician, Dr. Steven Tai.

Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc. in charge of arrangements.