Catherine Lee Woodford Ferguson, 96, of Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Born Aug. 9, 1917 in Bedford County; she was a daughter of the late William Osborne Woodford and Maggie Wooldridge Woodford. In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Ammon Ferguson, a brother, Jessie Lloyd Woodford and wife, Helen. She is survived by her daughter; Jane Rakos of Bedford, grandchildren; Kimberly Russell of Richmond, Chad Rakos and his wife, Allison of Forest; great-grandchildren, Luke Rakos, Lucy Rakos of Forest, also numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bedford Christian Church Building Fund, 1928 Moneta Road, Bedford, VA 24523. Funeral services were conducted 1 pm, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Tharp Funeral Chapel with Rev. William H. Moore officiating. Burial followed in Virginia Memorial Park. To send condolences online, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, (540) 586-3443.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2014