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Obituary for Dorothy Mays Ferguson

Dorothy Mays Ferguson, age 95, was born the daughter of the late Lloyd and Mary Ethel Mays in Whitley County, KY on July 9, 1922. She was called home Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Dorothy dedicated her life to our Lord Savior Jesus Christ at an early age and was a member of the Usher Board and Matrons Chorus at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She was kind, helpful and will be remembered as a bright shining light to all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Wilburn; son, Rodney; sisters: Thelma Williams and Loretta Blackburn and brothers: Cecil, Oscar and Jim Mays.

Dorothy will always forever be remembered by her son, Thomas (Minerva), her sister, Marcella Davis of Wichita, KS and her grandchildren: Tia (Exavier), Tommy (Donna), Rodneyta (Rock), Sabrina and Rodney Jr. (Jennifer), Daughter-in-law, Vivian Drake, Little John and a special Niece, Francis Blackburn Wade. Dorothy will also fondly be remembered by her great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and a special family, The Denham Family.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at 1 p. m., Monday, July 17, 2017 at Shumate Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Pete Clark officiating. Music will be by Mt. Moriah Choir. Pallbearers will be Deaver Spriggs, Rodney Jr. Ferguson, Xavier Gregory, Tommy Ferguson, Demilton Rocker, Exavier Gregory, Larry Stewart, and Garland Newell. Interment will follow in Lynch Cemetery. The family will receive friends 12 noon to 1 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017 at Shumate Funeral Home Chapel.

Shumate Funeral Home is entrusted with all arrangements.
Guestbook and Candle Lighting at www.shumatefuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Monday

17

Jul

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Service

Monday

17

Jul

1:00 PM
Shumate Funeral Home

2321 Cumberland Avenue
Middlesboro, KY 40965

interment

Monday

17

Jul

Lynch Cemetery

Middlesboro
Middlesboro, KY 40965

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