Elizabeth Rentz Ferguson COTTAGEVILLE, SC - Mrs. Elizabeth Rentz Ferguson, 79, of Cottageville, entered into rest Saturday afternoon, February 16, 2013, at the Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro. She was the wife of the late Mr. Jesse Calvin Ferguson who died in 2006. Funeral services will be conducted 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, February 19, 2013, from The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Walterboro. Interment will follow in Meeting House Cemetery, Meeting House Lane, Cottageville. Born January 31, 1934, a native of Colleton County, she was a daughter of the late Aaron Rentz and the late Alma Belger Rentz. She was the retired owner and operator of Ferguson's Grocery in Cottageville, which that along with being a second mother to many made her a well known and loved icon in the Cottageville community. She was a member of the Edisto Pentecostal Holiness Church and was also a member of Ridgeville Chapter No. 290, Order of the Eastern Star. She also for many years was a dealer for Sarah Coventry Jewelry. Surviving are: two daughters, Pamela Jane Ferguson of Cottageville and Loretta Ferguson Dandridge (Ricky Mixon) of Cottageville; a son, Matthew Ferguson of Cottageville; and three sisters, Ida Sheppard of Hanahan, Louvenia Craven of Walterboro, and Peggy Ferguson of Nopomo, California. There are four grandchildren, Dana, Aaron, Kendal and Stephanie as well as three great grandchildren that also survive. She was preceded in death by two children, Deborah Ferguson Wadford and Jesse Leonard Ferguson; and a grandchild, Henry Wadford. Flowers will be accepted, or for those that wish, the family has respectfully requested that memorial contributions be directed in her memory to: Colleton County
, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406. For those that so desire, memorial messages and thoughts of condolence as well as memorable recollections about Mrs. Ferguson may be shared with the family by visiting our online guest registry at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 o'clock until 8 o'clock this Monday evening at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Feb. 18, 2013