OBITUARY

Martine Collins Ferguson

February 27, 1932March 13, 2019
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Martine Collins Ferguson passed from this life on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63years, Bobby F. Ferguson two years prior.

Born and raised in Texarkana, AR, and a 1950 graduate of Arkansas High, Martine and Bobby were married in 1954. She received a Bachelors degree from Texas Woman's University, and a Masters in Home Economics from Kansas State University. Upon returning to Texarkana she began her teaching career in Redwater, TX. She earned her second Masters of Science degree from East Texas State University in and taught in the Texarkana Arkansas School District until her retirement in 1994.

Martine was a long time and faithful member of Beech Street First Baptist Church where she taught Adult Sunday School classes for more than 30 years. She volunteered her time to many community organizations over the years. She served as a board member and later president of the Texarkana Public Library and was appointed to the Arkansas State Library Board. She also had been active in Delta Kappa Gamma, Junior League of Texarkana and Texarkana Literacy Council as well as volunteering with Hands On Texarkana.

Martine is survived by her three children and their families, Liz and Rusty Suggett, Collins Ferguson, and Katherine and Joseph Hosey, grandchildren Stephanie East, Stephen Ferguson, Melanie Mosley, Andrew Ferguson and William Hosey, as well as 4 great grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Thalia Oliphant from Dallas, TX and Dr Linda Cork from Palo Alto, CA.

Family will receive friends Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm at East Funeral Home-Downtown

Services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 18, 2019 at East Funeral Home-Downtown with Rev. Richard Posey officiating followed by internment at East Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Beech Street First Baptist Church in Church, Texarkana, AR.

Condolences may be left at www.eastfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Liz and Rusty Suggett, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Collins Ferguson, Son
  • Katherine and Joseph Hosey, Daughter and son-in-law
  • Stephanie East, Granddaughter
  • Stephen Ferguson, Grandson
  • Melanie Mosley, Granddaughter
  • Andrew Ferguson, Grandson
  • William Hosey, Grandson
  • Thalia Oliphant, Sister
  • Dr. Linda Cork, Sister
  • 4 Great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews

Services

  • East Funeral Home-Downtown Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Burial Monday, March 18, 2019
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Martine Collins Ferguson

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David Malaby, Jr.

March 18, 2019

So sorry to learn of Martine's passing, but happy her travels now lead her to back to her love, Fergie, both now in a better place. The wonderful memories of Martine and Fergie always present during my childhood are way to numerous to list, but her warm smile and understanding eyes will always be with me. May her family find the love and support of their Lord to heal their grief. My wishes and prayers are with you.
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Martine Ferguson

March 16, 2019

Aunt Martine was one of my very favorite Aunts. When I was younger she would take me to school with her and let me wrap Christmas presents for her. Please accept my sincerest sympathies and deepest condolences. I
know Uncle Bobby will be so happy to see her!

Love to all of you,
Pam

Charles Martel

March 16, 2019

I have many fond memories of Martine, my first cousin. We and other relatives were together for most Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays when we were children. Her parents were usually the hosts for these family events as they owned and lived in an old country club building. The dance hall made an excellent skating area for the kids, giving our parents and other adults some peace and quiet. Martine was always a happy, kind person. I'm honored to have had her as a friend and cousin. Charles Martel

Nedra Turney

March 16, 2019

I loved this Lady!
I was a member of her Sunday School Class and also worked along side her while I was director of the American Red Cross.
Under her guidance, we did many meetings at the Friendship Center!
She loved to share news about her Jesus! It did not matter if the individual didn't smell nor look too good - he/she was important!
Martinez could make you feel so comfortable and I loved to be with her!
She indeed loved you Dear Family!
RIP Dear Martine!

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