Mary Bernice Ferguson Tucker, 83, passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at Owensboro Medical Health System. She was born on December 13, 1920 in Daviess County to Mary Lettie Millay and William Jess Payne. She was a homemaker and a member of the Legion of Mary, Ladies Altar Society, St. Stephens Funeral Guild, and the VFW Ladies Auxillary. She enjoyed dancing, traveling and playing BINGO. Mrs. Tucker was preceeded in death by her husbands, Herman Joseph Bowlds in 1994, John William Ferguson in 1984, William Tucker in 1990, and a daughter Norma Jean Bowlds in 1940. Surviving is a son, John William Ferguson Jr. of Owensboro, daugters, Molly Wagner of Owensboro, Connie Farmer of Maceo, and Brenda Fulkerson of Owensboro, 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. Also surviving is a brother, William Stewart Payne of Whitesville, and sisters, Mary Toon, Margaret Ferguson, Louise Johnson, Dorothy Fulton, and Shelby Webster all of Owensboro.

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  1. Rusty & Mark
    Just wanted you to know that I send my heart felt sympathy. Heaven just became so much sweeter with her presence. Keeping you in my prayers.

    May Christ lift you up and comfort your family.

    Mary Jane Goodman
    OPS Central Office

  2. To the Ferguson family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Bernie Joe’s passing. She was a great woman with a kind soul and a great sense of humor.
    I’ll always remember the time the two of us tried to change a flat tire. We ended up jacking up the wrong end

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