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Son of Thomas Earl Ferguson and Myrtle Marie (Berry) Ferguson Chalmer Ray Ferguson was born April 21, 1926, the son of Thomas Earl Ferguson and Myrtle Marie (Berry) Ferguson, and departed this life July 17, 2006, at the age of 80.
Chalmer was a resident of Rogersville since 1997. Chalmer was employed as a sheet metal worker and was a foreman with Valley Aluminum and New England in Fresno, Calif. He was also employed as a ranch foreman. Chalmer served his country during World War II with the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW in Mtn. Grove. He was a Protestant.
On April 24, 1948, Chalmer and Sylvia Brightstar Hayes were united in marriage in Las Vegas, Nev., and to this union a daughter was born.
Chalmer was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, of the home, Rogersville; his daughter and her husband, Sylvia and Harold Helton, Marshfield; a special man, who was like a son, James, and a very special foster grandson, Matt; two brothers, Bill Ferguson, Ava, and David Ferguson, Prineville, Ore., three sisters, Pauline Powers, Shirley Orum, both of Prineville, Ore., and Mary Off, of Arizona; a sister-in-law, Elva Burruss, Sarcoxie; several nephews, nieces, and brothers and sisters in Christ.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today (Thursday, July 20) at the Yates Cemetery Pavilion with Pastor David Clouse officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by American Legion #112 and V.F.W. #5993.
Visitation was held Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. Memorials may be made to Gideons International. Sylvia requests family and friends bring a stick or stone with their names on it to the gravesite. Services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava.