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Benton Funeral Home Inc.

501 West 4th Street, Fordyce, AR

Phone: 870-352-3131

John Hamilton Ferguson

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Published: February 12, 2013

John Hamilton Ferguson, 89 of Fordyce, died Sunday, February 10, 2013. He was born October 1, 1923 in Wilmar, Arkansas to the late Erie Everette and Francis Elizabeth Ferguson. When the U.S. was drawn into the Second World War, John volunteered his services and fought for his country in the European Theater until victory was secured. John was a Staff Sergeant and Crew Chief in the Army Air Corps, which later became the Air Force, and was honorably discharged in 1958. John was honored when he and his crew once rebuilt an operational P-38 Lightning from scrapped plane parts in a record-setting 3 weeks, and they named it Fergie's Folly. After the war, he began selling used cars, which he continued until retirement. He loved spending quality time with his family and friends at the lake.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Martel Ferguson of Warren, Everett Hamilton Ferguson of Eudora, and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Mathis, of Lonoke. He is survived by his wife Charlotte Ferguson of Fordyce; a son, John Jordan Ferguson of Fordyce; a daughter, Angela Ann Young (Bill) of Bryant; a granddaughter, Carmen Ashley Young Phillips (Robin) of Bryant; and four great-grandchildren: Tyler, Trevor, Teagan, and Tinsley.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Benton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Baker officiating. Arrangements are by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce. To sign the online register visit

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