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Julia Mae (Hites) Ferguson

November 1, 1928 ~ July 25, 2020 (age 91)


Julia “Judy” Mae (Hites) Ferguson, age 91, of Huntsville, Ohio passed away peacefully Saturday, July 25, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. COVID was not involved.

Judy (aka “Dude”) was born in Belle Center, Ohio November 1, 1928, a daughter of the late Harley and Clara (Hatcher) Hites. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Bob Ferguson in 2016; a great grandson, Kaleb; seven sisters, Elsey, Curley, Martha, Milly, Freda, Phyllis and Ann and 2 brothers, Willis and Andrew.

Judy is survived by her son Brad and his life partner Christine Jackson; an adopted son, Dean Ferguson and his ex-wife, Kim Ferguson; eight grandchildren, Tanaya, Cindy, Erich, Stacie, Tiffany, Jacob (fiancé Danielle Laws) who lived with and took care of Judy for the last 3 and a half years, Christian (Amber) and Cheyenne Ferguson; seven great grandchildren, Skylar, Peyton, Raya, Ryder, Leland, Lucas and Cassius and two sisters, Maxine and Joyce.

In her younger years, Judy worked at G.C. Murphy for several years. She stopped working when her son Brad was born to raise the family including fifteen stepchildren. When the nest was empty, she worked at Logan Acres ten years as a morning cook before retiring. She loved to cook, bake, and quilt. Judy was a member of the Hopewell United Methodist Church for many years and helped with ice cream socials. She will be missed by all who knew her.

A special thanks to Jacob Ferguson and his fiancé Danielle Laws for living with Judy the last 3 and a half years while taking great care of her and lovingly being with her when she took her last breath.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine, where a memorial service will begin at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Kristen Lawson officiating.

Burial will be at the Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Ohio at a later date.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center is honored to serve the Ferguson family.



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July 30, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Memorial Service
July 30, 2020

7:30 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311


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