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Cornelius ‘Earl’ Ferguson

Cornelius “Earl” Ferguson, 85, of Prince Edward, VA, passed away on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. He was born in Cumberland County on Jan. 31, 1932 to the late Arthur and Ethel Ferguson. He worked for more than 25 years for the Department of Forestry.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Robertson Ferguson, a son Cornelius Ferguson, Jr (Bo) and two brothers, Arthur Ferguson and James Ferguson.

He is survived by a daughter, Nancy Ferguson Keen (Robert Keen) of Ford, VA and a son, Kenneth Ferguson (Sheron Ferguson) of Trenton, NC, seven grandchildren, Robert Keen, Jr (Donna Keen), Stephanie Failing, Heather Keen-Henderson (Maurice Henderson), Daniel Ferguson (LeAnn Ferguson), Kenneth Ferguson, Jr, Kelli Ferguson and Harlee Ferguson, 14 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service will be held at Puckett Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. with interment at Westview Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service starting at 12 noon.

Puckett Funeral Home is serving the family. www.puckettfh.com.