Hazel K. Ferguson, 86, of Alma, Arkansas passed away October 8, 2021. On September 7, 1935, she was born in Danville, Arkansas to Lee and Jewell (Damon) Havner. She was then raised in Dutch Creek with her five brothers Kenneth (the late June) Havner and Warren (Leana) Havner of Kansas City, Missouri, Floyd (Jeanette) Havner of Modesto, California and the late Waco and Daniel Havner. She graduated from Waldron High School in 1953.
Kansas City soon became her home. She later married her loving husband of 66 years, John Ferguson, on June 18, 1955. They lived in Kansas City where she worked as an operator and then sales representative at Southwestern Bell and raised their daughter Marilyn Ferguson, of Alma, Arkansas. They returned to Waldron in 1972 where she worked at REA Electric Company until she retired in 1997.
Hazel's free time was spent cooking for others, attending church where she was a member at Trinity Baptist Church in Alma and loving her grandchildren, Laura (Seth) Hollenbach of Hot Springs and Ross (Maegan) White of Benton, and later her great grandchildren Kate and Idaleigh White and Eliza, Meredith and Madelynn Hollenbach. She also loved visiting with her brothers and other family and watching the Grand Ole Opry.
Visitation will be Sunday, October 10th at 3:00pm, and a celebration of her life will be Monday, October 11th at 2:00pm both in Waldron, Arkansas at Heritage Memorial Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Teague officiating. Pallbearers will be Randy Beard, Seth Hollenbach, Myrtie Owens, Mark Tally, Gary Taylor and Nathan Teaff. Grandma Hazel, as she was known to her family, will be laid to rest following the service in Harvey, Arkansas at the Monroe Cemetery.
The family respectfully asks that all guests wear masks to the indoor services.
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