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Visitation at Funeral Home

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Thursday March 21st, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Thursday March 21st, 2019

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Final Resting Place

Rose Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum
Friday March 22nd, 2019

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Frances Ann Dyson Ferguson

Marion, Va.

Frances Ann Dyson Ferguson, age 83, went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Saturday, March 16, 2019.

She was born February 25, 1936 in Loudon, Tenn. to the late Clint Edwin and Edith Wells Dyson. As a valued member of the community, she worked for the Brunswick Corporation for 35 years; volunteered for the Smyth County Community Hospital Ladies Auxiliary for 19 years; served as a Santa's Elf for Social Services; and was a member of Marion Baptist Church for over 50 years. Fran was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed live theater, southern gospel music and bus tours with her friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Alfred Wayne Ferguson, Sr.; two brothers, Clint Edwin Dyson, Jr. and Joe Grover Dyson.

Fran is survived by three children, Alfred Wayne Ferguson, Jr. of Sylva, N.C., Dr. Timothy Edwin Ferguson of Covington, Va., and Lisa Ann Ferguson Johnston and husband, Michael of Roanoke, Va.; granddaughter, Codi Elaine Bowman and Andrew Henry of Luray, Va.; grandson, Hunter Michael Johnston of Roanoke, Va.; great-grandson, Shane Andrew Henry; great-granddaughter, Kaylee Ann Henry; sisters, Peggy Stuttaford of Sacramento, Cali., Faye Chapman of Uniontown, Ohio, and Debra Dyson of Marion, Va.; sister-in-law, Gay Nell Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Adron and Buford Ferguson, all of Lebanon, Va.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Good Samaritan Hospice for their time and compassion.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel in Marion, Va. with Dr. Charles D. Stewart officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday, March 22, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Rose Lawn Cemetery Mausoleum in Marion, Va. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Marion Baptist Church, 1258 North Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

To share memories of Frances Ann Dyson Ferguson, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Frances' family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Wayne, Very Sorry to hear of your Mom passing, You have my Deepest Sympathy . Would had loved to seen you , Hope You are doing Well, Remember in the sadness here , There is also Great Joy, She is Home! Take Care , Come see me sometime..... Dave

David Simms Mar 24 2019 12:00 AM

My sympathy and prayers

Helen Heffinger Mar 23 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Ferguson family, I am thinking of you all today , going through what I know to be the hardest thing you have ever had to do. I always loved your mom, and have such good memories of her at church. She and your dad welcomed us into that church, and I know that her church friends were a great support to her after your dad passed. Fran was so nice when our little grandson was born, and the present she gave him (a set of uncirculated coins from that year) will be of even greater value as he grows up. It is ironic that we now live so close to where your mom grew up. After we moved, she always said we would get together when she and her sister came down to visit the cemetery, but our schedules never hit just right, and I would have loved to have seen where she spent her childhood. We were at Carl's, a local drive-in, the other night and I wondered if it was there when she lived here. We will always remember Fran with love; she was always so well-dressed and classy, but also funny. And I remember all three of you coming through MSHS as you grew up, and I wish you all success. You will be in our prayers in the next difficult weeks. Ruthie and Garry Smith

Ruthie Smith Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss - Fran was just a wonderful awesome lady - I had the pleasure of knowing her for many years - always smiling. She will be missed. May God be with the family.

Claudette Yonts Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

With Deepest Sympathy

Katherine Foster Mar 21 2019 12:00 AM

To Frances;s family--It was with regret that I read of Frances's death. It was my priviledge to have know her at Brunswick for many years. Our prayers for your comfort and support. Jim Wilson, Tom and Diane.

Jim Wilson and family Mar 20 2019 12:00 AM

Prayers of comfort and understanding for the family. Mrs. Ferguson was a treasure and a beautiful soul and she showed this where ever you saw her. All of us at Slemp Brant Saunders and Associates will miss her contagious smile.

Kim Daugherty Mar 19 2019 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Ferguson's passing. She was a long-time neighbor and holds a dear place in our memories. Condolences to the family.

Princy R. Doss Mar 19 2019 12:00 AM

Our family loved Fran so much. She has always been like family. Special memories of our Pigeon Forge trip with Fran, Mother, Teresa and Jennifer a couple years ago. Fun picture with us at The Inn at Christmas gathered varoubd Santa with Fran sitting on Santa's lap. Special lady and family. Love and prayers for all.

Jimmy and Teresa Tignor Mar 19 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frances Dyson Ferguson

Jimmy and Teresa Tignor Mar 19 2019 12:00 AM

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