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Dalton Howard Ferguson

HORSE CAVE – Dalton Howard Ferguson, age 87, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at TJ Samson Community Hospital. Mr. Ferguson was born on Monday, February 26, 1936, the son of James F. Ferguson and Grace (Piper) Ferguson.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Cecil Ferguson, Ruth Poynter, Alva Ferguson, Clifton Ferguson, Ray Ferguson, Laura Wolf, Bessie Thomas, Mary E. Jefferies, Chloe Mariz, James Ferguson, and their spouses.

He is survived by his wife, Billie (Jefferies) Fergson, whom he wed on Thursday, March 2, 1957, having 66 years together before his death. Daughter, Monyonna (Rick) Shive; grandchildren, Jarrod (Kristi) Shive, Jannah (Dustin) Lee – Auburn; great-grandchildren, Paxton Shive, Rachel Lee; and great grandbaby, Emmy Grace Shive, expected in May.

There will be a private graveside service with Bishop Don Cooper and Bro. Clay Slinker officiating, followed with burial in the Sulphur Well L.D.S Cemetery. The family asks for no food donations and for all donations to go to American Heart Association or Alzheimer’s Food. Butler Funeral Home is honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Ferguson.


  1. Tammy Blythe on January 10, 2024 at 4:24 pm

    So sorry to hear this! Dalton was a very sweet man and I’m going to miss talking to and seeing him! Prayers for the family and especially Billie! May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and peace during this difficult time!🙏🙏🙏

  2. Edward Hatchett on January 10, 2024 at 9:09 pm

    Pup Ferguson was a valued member of our Savoyard neighborhood. I am a member of the third generation of Hatchetts who benefitted from his friendship and enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor. We are blessed to have inhabited this world with him. May he rest in peace.

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