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Lowell Thomas Ferguson Sr.

Mr. Lowell Thomas Ferguson Sr. of 16185 L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway died Friday, April 19, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Pittsylvania County on Feb. 14, 1935 and was 78 years old.  He was the son of the late Walker Douglas Ferguson and Cecil Shotwell Ferguson and was married for 58 years to Doris Younger Ferguson.  

He was a member of the Memorial Presbyterian Church where he was a former Sunday school teacher and was treasurer for over 50 years.  He was retired from the Virginia Department of Highways and was retired from the Virginia Army National Guard where he attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major (CSM).  He also was a member of French Masonic Lodge AF&AM, was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the Clarkton Hunt Club.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Younger Ferguson, of Nathalie; four sons, Lowell Thomas Ferguson Jr. and wife Debbie of Dunn, N.C.,  Andy Ferguson and wife Ginger of Nathalie, Glenn Ferguson and wife Beth of Nathalie and Rod Ferguson and wife Michelle of Richmond; three sisters, Frances Clark of Keysville, Elizabeth Guthrie of Nathalie and Carolyn Francis of Nathalie; one brother, Barry Ferguson, of Lynchburg; 10 grandchildren, Brittany Coburn and husband Chris of Coats, N.C., Lowell Thomas Ferguson III of Coats, N.C., Samuel Ferguson of Dunn, N.C., Jonathan, Caleb, Lydia and Bethany Ferguson, all of Nathalie, Walker, Mackenzie and Lillian Grace Ferguson of Richmond.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Staunton River Community Church in Brookneal with the Rev. Andy Ferguson and the Rev. Tom Ferguson officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Memorial Presbyterian Church at Volens.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home Monday from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at his home.

Those wishing to give memorials should consider Memorial Presbyterian Church, C/O J. E. Saunders, 5115 Volens Road, Nathalie, VA, 24577.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.