03/06/08 - NNHS Newsletter - Phyllis C. Ferguson

Phyllis C. Ferguson
(d. 5 Mar 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   Once again we have sad news.  Phyllis C. Ferguson, mother of Drema Ferguson Plott ('66), the 1965 Homecoming Queen,  passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 in Newport News at the age of 79.

  From Dee Hodges Bartram ('66) of VA - 03/05/08, 9:52 AM - "Information":

I was just notified that Drema Ferguson Plott's mother passed away this morning.  Arrangements are incomplete.  She resided in Newport News.  Drema is in the Class of 1966.  I will send a note out to my class when I get home from work tonight.


   Oh, Dee, I am so sorry to learn of this news.  Please give Drema our sincerest condolences.

From the Daily Press - 03/06/08:          

        Phyllis C. Ferguson

  NEWPORT NEWS - Phyllis C. Ferguson, 79, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008. She was the mother of Drema Covington - Plott and Johnny P. Ferguson. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Parklawn � Wood Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn � Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/6/2008.
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From the Daily Press - 03/09/08:          

        Phyllis C. Ferguson

  NEWPORT NEWS - Phyllis C. Ferguson, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2008.

She was a native of Hinton, W.Va., and had been a longtime resident of the Peninsula. She was a member of Fox Hill Baptist Church.

Preceding her in rest is her loving husband, Stan Ferguson.

Surviving members of her family include her children, Drema Covington - Plott and husband, Charles, and Johnny P. Ferguson; grandchildren, Todd Covington and wife, Shauntae', Crystal Stewart and husband, Chance, and Johnny P. W. Ferguson; great-grandchildren, twins, Mattie and Morgan Covington, T.J. Covington, and Haley Stewart; as well as other loving family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Parklawn Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit www.mem.com  to share memories and words of comfort with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.

Published in the Daily Press on 3/9/2008.
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I am sure you don't remember me but I am Peggy, John Guthrie's first wife. I was sorry to read of the death of your mother. I lost my father in December so I know this is not an easy time. Just wanted you to know that my thoughts are with you all the way from Phoenix. God Bless your family...
Peggy Davenport

Peggy Davenport (Phoenix, AZ) - March 6, 2008
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I knew and loved your Mother. She was my sister, Colleen Crockett's, best (and only real) buddy at Warwick Forest where they lived next door to each other. They were always together.

I live in Atlanta, but knew Phyllis well and recently talked to her on the phone. When she gave the phone back to "your sister", I said "Phyllis, love you!". I'm so glad I did.

Colleen (CC as they call her) loves Phyllis' cat, Rust. I mailed toys to him a few weeks ago from Atlanta. We are in shock that Phyllis is gone. I don't know how Colleen is going to fair without her Dear Friend and Rust. We are so sad.

Colleen will be at the funeral; we have to make arrangements for someone to drive her there. We send our condolences to all her family. Please take good care of Rust and give him his toys that opened up his life since he was an inside cat. Phyllis would want that as she was so devoted to him.
Barbara Parker (Suwanee, GA) - March 6, 2008
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   Once again, our deepest sympathies are extended to Drema and Johnny and their family and friends.

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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Come, Ye Disconsolate

Words by Thomas Moore; alt. by Thomas Hastings
Music by Samuel Webbe

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er ye languish.
Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish;
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Joy of the desolate, light of the straying,
Hope of the penitent, fadeless and pure!
Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying,
"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot cure."

Here see the bread of life; waters flowing
Forth from the throne of God, pure from above.
Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing
Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove.

"Come, Ye Disconsolate" midi courtesy of http://www.snowcrest.net/lassen/midi.html - 10/06/05

"Come, Ye Disconsolate" lyrics courtesy of http://gbgm-umc.org/music/discons.html - 10/06/05

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