The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


January 29, 2014

Betty Ferguson, of Stanfield, passed away Jan. 25, 2014, at age 77

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 — Betty Jean Hartsell Ferguson, 77 years of age, of Stanfield, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast in Concord.

Betty was born September 12, 1936, in Stanly County, to the late Herman Lee Hartsell and the late Gladys Mae Lee Hartsell. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Bud, Gerald and Billy Joe Hartsell.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland. The funeral service was on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Hartsell Funeral Home Chapel, Midland, officiated by Rev. Darrell Nance. The burial followed at the Community Baptist Church Cemetery at 818 N. Central Ave., Locust. At other times the family will be gathering at the home.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Joe Lee Ferguson, of the home; son, Ricky Joe Ferguson and wife Lori of Stanfield; daughter, Kathy Knox and husband Brian of Midland; brother, Junior Hartsell of Stanfield; sisters, Josephine Ferguson, Kay Whitley and Brenda Burris, all of Stanfield; six grandchildren, Maria, Mindi, Chrystal, Rick Jr., Joshua and Jo-Jo; and five great-grandchildren.

Betty loved her family, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was a fun loving person, who was a best friend to many.

Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Midland is serving the Ferguson family.

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