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Volney G. Ferguson

March 9, 1936 July 24, 2014
Volney G. Ferguson
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Volney G. Ferguson 78 of Grafton passed away Thursday July 24, 2014 at Main Street Care Center of Avon Lake following a lengthy illness. He was born March 9 , 1936 in Crossville , Tennessee. He was a graduate of Elyria High School. Volney was a United States Army veteran serving from Nov. 26, 1953 - Nov. 26,1956 in the Combat enginners, serving 1 year in Japan . He worked for Ford Motor Co. for 30 years as a machinist. Volney was a member of the Polish Club of Elyria , Moose Club of Elyria , and VFW post # 1079. Survivors include his wife of 55 years Sophia (nee Garwolinski) , daughter Teresa Ferguson , grandchildren Anthony and Mary Rourke , great-grandchildren Remington , Carrigan , and Liza Rose Rourke. He was preceded in death by his parents Preston and Doris (nee Redwine). Family will receive friends 10-11AM Monday July 28,2014 in the Weigand Room of St. Marys Church 320 Middle Ave. Elyria, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM. Rev. Father Charles Diedrick will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in Brookdale Cemetery(Elyria), where full military honors will be provided by VFW post #1079. In lieu of flowers family suggests those who wish may make donations Crossroads Hospice 9775 Rockside Rd. Suite 270 Valley View , Ohio 44125 or Lorain County Veterans Commission 42495 N. Ridge Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035. Arrangements are entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria 440-322-4626. Online condolences may be expressed at


11AM Monday July 28,2014

St. Mary Church 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria


10-11AM Monday July 28,2014

St. Mary Chuirch Weigand Room 320 Middle Avenue, Elyria

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