Malcolm Maurice Ferguson

March 9, 1939 – April 28, 2023

Funeral services for Malcolm Maurice Ferguson, who passed from this life April 28, 2023 at his residence in McCarley, will be held Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at First Baptist Church, Winona, MS. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m., followed by the service at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Jay Anderson will officiate the service. Interment will follow the service in Oakwood Cemetery in Winona.

Mr. Ferguson, 84, was a retired real estate manager. He was an avid tree farmer, having been selected Mississippi Tree Farmer of the year in 1987, as well as being selected Mississippi Wildlife Conservationist in 1987. He was the first person to receive both honors the same year.

He was a graduate of Winona High School, Holmes Jr. College and Mississippi State University, and was an active member of First Baptist Church, Winona.

Mr. Ferguson was predeceased by his parents, James Vaiden and Edith Fondren Ferguson. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Thelma “Priss” Ferguson of McCarley; daughter, Tisha Ferguson Vaughan and husband, William of McCarley; grandsons, Will Vaughan and wife, Katelyn of Little Rock, AR, Tyler Vaughan and fiancée, Madison Pickens of McCarley, Bailey Vaughan and fiancée, Prestley Smith of Hot Springs, AR and Starkville, MS; great-grandchildren, Witt Vaughan and Nellah Jane Vaughan of Little Rock, AR.

He is also survived by his brothers, Dr. James V. Ferguson and wife, Weba of Oxford, Dr. William F. Ferguson and wife, Ginger of Hernando; sister, Celeste Ferguson Bush and husband, Wayne of Schlater; and a host of nephews. Mr. Ferguson is also survived by his friend and caregiver, Barnett Campbell of Winona.

Pallbearers will be Will Vaughan, Tyler Vaughan, Bailey Vaughan, Chuck Ferguson, Chris Bush and Jacob Bush. Honorary pallbearers will be Alan Ferguson, Brian Ferguson, Doug Ferguson, John Bush, David Bush, Claiborne Ferguson and Barnett Campbell.

Memorial may be made to First Baptist Church, Winona, PO Box 408, Winona, MS 38967 or Winona Christian School, 1014 S. Applegate Street, Winona, MS 38967.

8 thoughts on “Malcolm Maurice Ferguson

  1. I am so sorry to hear about Mr Ferguson passing. My prayers are with you and your family.


  2. So sorry to learn of Maurice’s passing. He and my grandfather, Tom Kennedy, had a long friendship and shared an office on Summit St for many years.


  3. I am so sorry to hear about Maurice. Thoughts and prayers of comfort for all of you at this time.


  4. Priss and Tish, I am so sorry for your loss but so glad he is forever healed now. Praying for the family.


  5. Priss and family: We are so sorry to hear about Maurice. Sending our thoughts and prayers as you go through the difficult days ahead. Love in Christ, Dennis and Deborah


  6. So sorry to learn of Maurice passing away. He had such good sense of humor.. Sending prayers for each of you to find comfort . Thomas &Betty Mills


  7. Condolences to all in Maurice’s family and those who loved him. Maurice and I spent many enjoyable hours conversing together during the time we were working together back in the early 70’s. He was a truly fine gentleman whom I am honored to have had as a friend.


  8. Priss, I am just now seeing this notice and I so sad that you’re going through this heartbreak. Please accept my condolences. Prayers of comfort and peace for the family.


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