Maple Eloise Ferguson
January 27, 1940 -
January 26, 2015

Visitation

January 29, 2015
5-7 PM

Service 

January 30, 2015
11 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Maple Eloise Ferguson, age 74 of Huntsville formerly of Fayetteville will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Eric Reynolds and Bro. Jeff May officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. Ferguson passed away Monday.

A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Grady and Flossie Hudson Forrester Crumley. Mrs. Ferguson was co-owner of Harlow Produce, a nurse and was a former Lincoln County Commissioner. She was a very active community volunteer where she often preformed the role as Minnie Pearl and was a member of the the South Fayetteville Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband Bobby Ferguson, children Bobby Todd (June) Ferguson, Timothy Dale (Diane) Ferguson, Tracie (William) Ferguson Huntley, Tammie (Scott) Woodard, grandchildren Tiffany Jane Ferguson, Jenna Lee Ferguson, Jesse Austin Ferguson, Cole Huntley, Rebekah Ellen Woodard Faris, Anna Kathryn Woodard, Sarah Elizabeth Woodard, great-grandchildren Kaylee, Kinsie, Ivey Joy Faris and sister Rilla Dean (Deanie) Jacobs of Fayetteville.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday evening 5-7 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Gentiva Hospice.

Video Services

19 Comments

  1. loren and margarete walker

    so sorry for your loss. maple was a wonderful nurse

    Reply
  2. Rexine D. Pigg

    Mrs. Maple was a keeper. Her sweet personality and smile spoke volumes of her character. The ability to enjoy life and influence people came so easily to her. Family and country were so important to her and everyone who knew her loved her. May God comfort you as you say goodbye for now with the promise of seeing her again in PARADISE.

    Reply
  3. Cindy Lynn Dunivan

    Todd,

    Your mom was such an awesome personality. She always brought sunshine into any room she entered.

    Our thoughts and prayers are for the peace and comfort of your entire family.

    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    Reply
  4. Martha Hemphill

    So sorry for the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers and there will always be a void in your reunions and holidays and birthdays and Maple was a very good mom and loved her children and grandchildren and time spent with them.

    Reply
  5. Joannah Kidd Holt

    I love you Aunt Maple

    Reply
  6. Audrey Silas

    Ms. Maple like the syrup but not as sweet is how I met her. I did correct her one day and said she is as sweet but just not sticky. I was wrong. She was sticky she will always be stuck in the hearts that knew her. She always approarched you with her big and warm and loving smile. Just goes to show you there is always a reason to smile wear them often and share them warmly. Just to say “Thanks” Ms. Maple for being a true loving Christian woman and setting such a great example!! May you rest in peace. Thanks Tammy for sharing all the memories. May God continue to bless you and your family.

    Reply
  7. Dan Sisson

    She is known to us only by her legacy. And based on that she was a good one! On behalf of the elders at the church in Campbell our hearts and prayers go out to you all for your loss and heaven’s gain.

    Reply
  8. Brenda (ER) Burns

    I so Loved that Lady .When I graduated the nursing program she and Mrs. Bell bought me my first pair of Nursing shoes.! She will be missed and God gained an Angel!

    Reply
  9. John O'Neal

    Andrea and I want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Maple was always kind, friendly and usually laughing. Take this time and celebrate her life.

    Reply
  10. phil higgins

    I am sorry to learn of Maple’s passing. Understand she had been sick for long time but sorry to hear still. As a fellow high school classmate, my thoughts are with your family as you adjust to her absence.

    Reply
  11. Carolyn Ellis

    BEAUTIFUL women, inside and out. Maple will be missed by the whole county. We loved her.
    John and Carolyn Ellis

    Reply
  12. Mike and Leigh Hubbard

    Full of life and full of faith – what better way can we spend our lives here? Ms. Maple brought smiles and laughter along her path! All our love to her family, who are precious to us xxoo

    Reply
  13. Richard and Camille Allar

    Tammie, we are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Mrs. Maple was a hoot. I have fond memories of her at South Fayetteville. You and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God guide you and comfort you in this time of sorrow. Remember the good times and share them often. I know she is greatly missed already.

    Reply
  14. Mike Hopson

    Maple was a blessing to me. We did not always agree on an issue but we could communicate without getting mad. I always knew where she stood on an issue because she was honest and outspoken. We need so many more folks with integrity such as what Maple had.

    She will be missed!

    Reply
  15. Carolyn (Beake) Shepard

    I was so saddened when I heard about Maple. Even though we didn’t see each other much in the last few years, I will always remember what a character she was and how she kept everyone laughing when we had family gatherings in the past. There will never be another Maple. I will miss her very much and regret that we didn’t get to see each other more. I know she will have everyone in heaven laughing as she did here on earth. Rest in peace my dear cousin.

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  16. Todd Ferguson

    Happy 75th Birthday! Mother thank you for your unconditional love for my foolishness. The hole in my heart is filled by your spirit for life, your love for those less fortunate than you, and a hope for those lost on life’s pathway. St. Pete will check the Book of Life to see if Minnie Pearl had a sister when he hears “How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E! I’m jes’ so proud to be here!”

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  17. Barbara West Erwin

    Tammie, as I said before, I considered her my dear friend even tho we have been out of contact for many years. She will be missed. She was a brave lady. Your family have my prayers. My Mom loved her also. I hope when they meet in that palace above, they give each other big hugs. BARBARA West Erwin

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  18. Sarah and Jack Raby

    What a lady Maple was! She was full of life and laughter at all times. I loved to go to buy produce. I sure missed it when they closed. Tammie, I loved your Facebook entry. I just cried. When I think of Maple, there is always a smile on my face. We are thankful to have known her. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Sarah and Jack Raby

    Reply
  19. Ann Ramsey Hopkins

    Maple and I went to school together. Spent nights with her and always had fun.
    So sorry for all of you.

    Reply

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19 Comments

  1. loren and margarete walker

    so sorry for your loss. maple was a wonderful nurse

    Reply
  2. Rexine D. Pigg

    Mrs. Maple was a keeper. Her sweet personality and smile spoke volumes of her character. The ability to enjoy life and influence people came so easily to her. Family and country were so important to her and everyone who knew her loved her. May God comfort you as you say goodbye for now with the promise of seeing her again in PARADISE.

    Reply
  3. Cindy Lynn Dunivan

    Todd,

    Your mom was such an awesome personality. She always brought sunshine into any room she entered.

    Our thoughts and prayers are for the peace and comfort of your entire family.

    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    Reply
  4. Martha Hemphill

    So sorry for the family and you are in my thoughts and prayers and there will always be a void in your reunions and holidays and birthdays and Maple was a very good mom and loved her children and grandchildren and time spent with them.

    Reply
  5. Joannah Kidd Holt

    I love you Aunt Maple

    Reply
  6. Audrey Silas

    Ms. Maple like the syrup but not as sweet is how I met her. I did correct her one day and said she is as sweet but just not sticky. I was wrong. She was sticky she will always be stuck in the hearts that knew her. She always approarched you with her big and warm and loving smile. Just goes to show you there is always a reason to smile wear them often and share them warmly. Just to say “Thanks” Ms. Maple for being a true loving Christian woman and setting such a great example!! May you rest in peace. Thanks Tammy for sharing all the memories. May God continue to bless you and your family.

    Reply
  7. Dan Sisson

    She is known to us only by her legacy. And based on that she was a good one! On behalf of the elders at the church in Campbell our hearts and prayers go out to you all for your loss and heaven’s gain.

    Reply
  8. Brenda (ER) Burns

    I so Loved that Lady .When I graduated the nursing program she and Mrs. Bell bought me my first pair of Nursing shoes.! She will be missed and God gained an Angel!

    Reply
  9. John O'Neal

    Andrea and I want you all to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Maple was always kind, friendly and usually laughing. Take this time and celebrate her life.

    Reply
  10. phil higgins

    I am sorry to learn of Maple’s passing. Understand she had been sick for long time but sorry to hear still. As a fellow high school classmate, my thoughts are with your family as you adjust to her absence.

    Reply
  11. Carolyn Ellis

    BEAUTIFUL women, inside and out. Maple will be missed by the whole county. We loved her.
    John and Carolyn Ellis

    Reply
  12. Mike and Leigh Hubbard

    Full of life and full of faith – what better way can we spend our lives here? Ms. Maple brought smiles and laughter along her path! All our love to her family, who are precious to us xxoo

    Reply
  13. Richard and Camille Allar

    Tammie, we are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Mrs. Maple was a hoot. I have fond memories of her at South Fayetteville. You and all of your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God guide you and comfort you in this time of sorrow. Remember the good times and share them often. I know she is greatly missed already.

    Reply
  14. Mike Hopson

    Maple was a blessing to me. We did not always agree on an issue but we could communicate without getting mad. I always knew where she stood on an issue because she was honest and outspoken. We need so many more folks with integrity such as what Maple had.

    She will be missed!

    Reply
  15. Carolyn (Beake) Shepard

    I was so saddened when I heard about Maple. Even though we didn’t see each other much in the last few years, I will always remember what a character she was and how she kept everyone laughing when we had family gatherings in the past. There will never be another Maple. I will miss her very much and regret that we didn’t get to see each other more. I know she will have everyone in heaven laughing as she did here on earth. Rest in peace my dear cousin.

    Reply
  16. Todd Ferguson

    Happy 75th Birthday! Mother thank you for your unconditional love for my foolishness. The hole in my heart is filled by your spirit for life, your love for those less fortunate than you, and a hope for those lost on life’s pathway. St. Pete will check the Book of Life to see if Minnie Pearl had a sister when he hears “How-w-w-DEE-E-E-E! I’m jes’ so proud to be here!”

    Reply
  17. Barbara West Erwin

    Tammie, as I said before, I considered her my dear friend even tho we have been out of contact for many years. She will be missed. She was a brave lady. Your family have my prayers. My Mom loved her also. I hope when they meet in that palace above, they give each other big hugs. BARBARA West Erwin

    Reply
  18. Sarah and Jack Raby

    What a lady Maple was! She was full of life and laughter at all times. I loved to go to buy produce. I sure missed it when they closed. Tammie, I loved your Facebook entry. I just cried. When I think of Maple, there is always a smile on my face. We are thankful to have known her. You have our deepest sympathy.

    Sarah and Jack Raby

    Reply
  19. Ann Ramsey Hopkins

    Maple and I went to school together. Spent nights with her and always had fun.
    So sorry for all of you.

    Reply

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