KUTTAWA — Nell Ferguson, 89, of Kuttawa passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa.
Nell was born in Snowball, Ark., November 9, 1923, to Marion Ferguson and Bessie Smothers Ferguson.
Nell pursued many interests in her life. She loved music and sang in church and with Sweet Adeline’s. Her greatest joy was the years spent in service to others with the Billy Graham Crusade in Asheville, N.C.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two brothers, Ray Thompson of Dixon Springs, Ill., and James Garland Ferguson; her husband, Thomas Jefferson Eleam; and an infant son.
Nell is survived by her daughter, Alice Eleam of Loveland, Colo. Nell has two grandchildren, Dana Hazlett of Fort Collins, Colo., and Scott Hendee and wife Amanda Schultz Hendee of Milliken, Colo. Nell has five great-grandchildren, Denae Hazlett, Dylan and Kaleb Schultz, and Elijah and Austin Hendee.
Nell is also survived by one great-great-grandson, Liam Wyatt. Nell is also survived by five brothers, Doyne Ferguson of Lady Lake, Fla., Donald Ferguson and wife Louise of Mountain Home, Ark., Rev. William Thompson and wife Sherrill of Mentor, Ohio, Charles Thompson and wife Marilyn of Eddyville, Ky., and Earl and wife Linette Thompson of Sugar Grove, Ill., and one sister, Janice Kimes of Green Cove Springs, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In Nell’s memory, please read Revelations 21:4.
Lindsey Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.