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Rites Thursday For Iris C. Ferguson, 81 Of Farmville

MARCH 2 – Iris Coleman Ferguson, 81, of Farmville, passed away Monday, March 1, 2010 in Farmville. She was born April 3, 1928 in Prince Edward County, a daughter of the late Lloyd Morton and Kate Glenn Coleman.

She was a graduate of Farmville State Teachers College (Longwood University) and taught in the Nottoway and Prince Edward County school systems. Mrs. Ferguson was a member of Farmville Baptist Church since 1949, where she taught Sunday School for 50 years and was a circle leader. She was a member of Nora Lancaster Garden Club for over 37 years and then was made an honorary life member. She was also a member of Judith Randolph Longwood Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen Howard Ferguson Jr.; daughter, Jackie F. Reid and husband, Bill of Blackstone; son, Steve Dodridge Ferguson and wife, Jane Bell Ferguson also of Blackstone; four grandchildren, Brian Graham and wife, Christina of Gainesville, Carrie G. Shelton and husband, Brian of Midlothian, and Matthew Ferguson and Megan Ferguson both of Richmond; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Janie C. Simpson, Rachel C. Phaup, Alice C. Watson, Tola Katrena Young and Celia Jo Young and her brothers, Joel W. Coleman and Frank Nat Coleman. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Melvin B., Lloyd G. and Thomas Timothy Coleman.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at Farmville Baptist Church with a private interment in Westview Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Wednesday evening 5-7 p.m. at the Puckett Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Farmville Baptist Church or to Patrick Henry's Boys Home.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.

www.puckettfh.com