FERGUSON, CHARLES MARTEL - Bradley County, Arkansas | CHARLES MARTEL FERGUSON - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Charles Martel FERGUSON

Oakland Cemetery
Bradley County,
Arkansas

Born March 2, 1917 Died May 8, 1975


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Charles Martel Ferguson, age 58, of Warren, died Thursday, May 8, at the Bradley County Memorial Hospital. He was born March 2, 1917, in Wilmar, a son of the late Erie Everett and Frances Elizabeth Hamilton Ferguson. He was a retired automobile salesman and a member of the First Baptist Church of Warren.
Affectionately called "Buddy" by his family, Charlie is remembered as being a warm, humorous man, and was quite the charmer. He was filled with music, and whether playing the piano, the drums, or just listening, music was his element. He was also a very talented tap dancer, and is remembered by many tap dancing atop the train cars in downtown Warren in the 1930's.
He enjoyed football and fishing, but his greatest joy was his family. Charlie was a single father for most of his children's lives, and his main focus was being both a Father and a Mother to them. He became ill with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 17 and battled it's crippling effects the rest of his life. Despite these hardships, he was always happy and full of cheer, and raised his family with wisdom and grace. He was also a quality friend who invested unselfish care and concern into the lives of others; he had a special quality of bringing joy to those around him. This is a legacy that was passed on to his children and grandchildren. The world is a better place for having had the elegant, humorous, and enduring goodness of Charles Martel Ferguson.
He is survived by a son, Charles M. Ferguson, Jr. "Chuck" of Warren, and a step-son, Buddy Ferguson of Little Rock; 2 daughters, Marti Ferguson and Mona Ferguson, both of Warren; a beloved step-daughter, Beverly Holloway of Little Rock; 2 brothers, John H. Ferguson and wife Charlotte of Fordyce, and Everett H. "Ed" Ferguson and wife Reva Jean of Eudora; and 1 sister, Mary Mathis and husband Bill of Lonoke, and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 10, at Frazier's Chapel of the Chimes, with Rev. James W. Walker and Rev. Roy Cook officiating. Organist was Ricky Green. Soloist was Mrs. Abbie Richardson. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazier's Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were: Redus Montgomery, Roger Burks, Bobby Bradford, James Ed Moseley, James Earnest, and Wayne Wisener. Honorary pallbearers were: Raymond D. Johnson, Mack Graham, Herman Adams, Dr. C.L. Ripley, Kay Wisener, and J.T. Ederington, III.

Contributed on 10/19/08 by fergie71742
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Submitted: 10/19/08 • Approved: 9/2/12 • Last Updated: 9/13/12 • R81345-G0-S3

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