Marland M. Ferguson (HARLEM, Ga.)

HARLEM, Ga. - Marland (George) Michael Ferguson, Sr., 71, husband of Deborah Ferguson, passed in the comfort of his home on April 26, 2011. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2011, in the Bellevue Memorial Gardens Chapel, Grovetown, Georgia, with military honors. Mr. Ferguson was born in Decatur, Ga., to the late Marland and Eleanor Ferguson. He was a Navy veteran and retired after 30 years of Civil Service at Fort Gordon. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Deborah Ferguson; daughter LeNae Ferguson (Tommy); son Marland Michael Ferguson, Jr. (Sarah); stepdaughters, Tifffany Perdahci (Murat), Melissa Gravitt (Charles); brother Robert (Skip) Ferguson (Janet); sister Cidney Ferguson; Grandchildren Amanda, Alexander Deal (Anna), Marland Michael Ferguson, III (Jackie), Janus Ferguson, Monir Sabia, Kadin Sabia; Great-grandchildren Christopher Allen Denton, Marland Michael Ferguson, IV; nieces Kristine Fink and Julie Ferguson; He was preceded in death by his parents and step daughter Allison Nicole Nunley. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1899 Central Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904. Starling Funeral Home, Hwy 78, Harlem, Ga. Please visit to sign online guestbook. Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-April 27, 2011