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Obituary for James "Jim" A. Ferguson
James (Jim) A. Ferguson, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away in his home Saturday, January 2, 2021. He was born March 4, 1933 to Turner and Oma Michie Ferguson in Carroll County, MS. He was destined to be a prankster and joke teller, a craft he perfected in his almost 88 years and passed on to younger generations of his family.
Jim was a true American, proudly serving in the United States Army 31st “Dixie” Division in the Korean War and held deep respect for fellow veterans, especially those who served in WWII. He was also a Rotarian and a Paul Harris Fellow. Always eager to help out those in need, he led many efforts to extend support to those in difficult situations.
In 1967, under the guidance of his older brother, Lowell, who had his own advertising company; Jim opened Dixie Advertising Specialties, a promotional marketing company now known as LogoStoreUSA and owned and operated by his son, Keith Ferguson. This business provided him a comfortable life for his family and a legacy to pass on when he and Frances retired in 1994. His absolutes were integrity and service, principles that still guide LogoStoreUSA today. Jim was proud that the business he, Lowell, and Frances cherished and worked so hard to build now has clients in all 50 states and has provided families with a means to earn a living for the past 53 years.
Upon their retirement, Jim and Frances traveled all over the world. They took their RV across the U.S. enjoying gospel and country music singings, hoe downs, and making memories with their friends playing cards and dominoes. Jim was also an avid woodworker and enjoyed making intricate gifts for his family and friends. Some of his favorite items to make were clocks; ornaments; and jewelry, music, and toy boxes.
Jim served as a Deacon at Lake Harbor Baptist Church where he was also an active member of his church choir until recent years due to his declining health. Jim was a strong man who dedicated his life to Christ and was as he said “an old sinner, saved by grace.” His most fervent wish is that everyone come to know and love Jesus as their Lord & Savior. He remained grateful and hopeful in every situation up to the time of his death.
He is succeeded in death by his wife of 47 years, Frances Ferguson; brother Lowell Ferguson; sister Oma Rose Fox and brother Wayne Ferguson. He is survived by his sister, Sunshine Ferguson Branner; children, Brenda Ferguson, Keith Ferguson (Glenda), Linda (Pope) Bishop (Al), Danny Pope; and eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you reach out to someone in need by giving them what you can. A few of the organizations that Jim supported were The Salvation Army, Samaritan Purse, Batson Children’s Hospital, and St. Judes.