October 14, 1920 - February 15, 2016
Dorothy Manley Ferguson, age 95, passed away at Morehead Nursing Home on Monday, February 15, 2016.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a. m. on Thursday, February 18, at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Leaksville section of Eden, NC. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the graveside.
Dot was born October 14, 1920 in Rockingham County, NC, to the late Albert Lee Manley and Eva Collins Manley. She was active in the Eden Pentecostal Holiness Church. Dot worked at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia and Pilot Freight Lines in Winston-Salem, NC.
She is survived by her sister Alberlene Thomas; her nephews Carl Grohs, Jr. of Eden, Phillip Grohs and Michael Grohs of Winston-Salem and David Grohs of Rural Hall, Harold Wray Matthews and Jimmy Matthews of Eden.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Ferguson.
Memorials can be made to Emmanuel College, 181 Spring Street, Franklin Springs, Georgia 30639.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com
[Editor's comment: Dorothy Ferguson was a third cousin of Melvine. I met Dot when I was dating Melvine. I remember her as a beautiful woman, outgoing, gracious and a Southern Belle. Her dress was always attractive, appropriate and stylish. She never met a stranger, and was an excellent public relations lady.
Whenever we saw Dorothy she would could me "cousin" and I would call her "cousin." Melivine and I were kin to her through Melvine's mother who had Manley's in her family tree.
I hope you will go to the website of Fair Funeral Homes in Eden, NC. It is one of the most beautiful houses ever built. Mr. Fair once took me up on the elevator and showed me a casket made for Marines. It was out of this world, but too expensive for my pocketbook. It is important to plan in advance for where you will be buried. I am glad Melvine and I purchased a grave plot for our family a number of years ago. It is on flat land in East Athens, in Athens Memorial Gardens. Little did we know that we would need one of the grave plots for Stephanie. I am glad the cemetery is near where we live. In our grief we often go there to make sure the flowers in the two vases on either side of the granite tombstone are in good shape. Melvine changes flowers with the seasons. She is a great decorator, and a marvelous home maker.]