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Willene Branch Ferguson, age 82, of Baxley, died Monday, May 21, 2018 in the Bacon County Hospital.
Mrs. Ferguson was born October 21, 1935 in Baxley to the late James (Jim) Branch and the late Lottie Baxley Branch. She was a member of Spring Branch Baptist Church. Mrs. Ferguson was employed by Dr. Owens Denistry, Globe Life Insurance, where she won many awards. She was co-owner of Janilene’s Shoe Store & Janilene’s Health Spa in Baxley. Mrs. Ferguson also served in the ministry “Christians in Alliance” for the Akha people in Thailand. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Roger O. White, Lieutenant Colonel William Weaver “Bill” Ferguson, and John E. McMichen; son, Roger Darrell White; sisters, Patricia Anne Branch and Jeanelle Branch Presley; and step mother, Marie Branch.
Survivors include a son & daughter in law, Jimmy Daniel “Danny” & Genia L. White of Baxley; granddaughter, Danelle White of Baxley; great grandson, Kameron Reeves of Lyons; two sisters & a brother in law, Jimmie Ree B. Miles and Vickie B. & Danny Carter both of Baxley; three brothers & sisters in law, Henry W. & Runell Branch, Harry J. & Gail Branch and Paul E. & Ilene Branch all of Baxley; a special aunt, Minnie Lee Davis of Baxley. A host of nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Spring Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Daniel, Rev. Robert Wigley & Rev. Bryan Gill officiating. Interment will follow in Carter Cemetery.
Active Pallbearers will be Brandon Morley, Scott Branch, Bill Mathews, Eric Branch, Matthew Smith, Clayton Smith and Grady Miles.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Jenearl Carter, Charles & Eileen Stone, Ronnie & Peggy White, M.H. & Wilma Baxley, Jessie Bass, Kelley Herrin, Wilton Baxley and all in attendance.
Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral service at Spring Branch Baptist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.