James William Ferguson, 76, of Doans, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Saturday July 7, 2007 at his son's residence in Doans.
Born Oct. 23, 1930 in Doans, he was the son of James Frank & Edith Irene (Courtney) Ferguson.
He was a logger and ran the sawmill in Doans with his father. He won the State Horseshoe pitching title in 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1982. He was on the Bradfields Landscaping horseshoe team.
He was a member of the American Legion. He served in the 86th Army Artillery Unit during the Korean War.
Surviving relatives include: three children, Katherine A. Dallmier of Bloomfield, James Andrew Ferguson of Bloomington, Indiana and Rev. Paul Anthony Ferguson of Evansville; two frandchildren William T. Dallmier and Courntey R. Dallmier, both of Bloomfield, two step-grandchildren Emily Myers of Newton, IL and Justin Dallimer of Bellevue, Nebraska; six sisters, Wilma Bundy Wilson of Salem, Edna Williams of Fayetteville, Ida Mae Bouvier of Bloomington, Jean Madlock of Salem, Evelyn Flater of Colorado Springs, CO and Marylin Sue Faultless of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Maxine Ferguson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Bloomfield with Rev. Michael T. Madden & Rev. Paul A. Ferguson officiating. Burial will follow at Scotland Cemetery in Scotland.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield. There will be a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
The family requests all donations be made to the American Cancer Society.