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Cynthia Angaline (Angie) Ferguson

April 22, 1923 ~ August 2, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old



Cynthia Angaline (Angie) Ferguson, age 100, passed on from this life on August 2, 2023, at Wolfe County Health and Rehabilitation Center in Wolfe County, KY. She was born April 22, 1923, in Relief, KY to Charles and Maudie Myrtle Ferguson Holbrook.

To have known Angie is to have known pure love. Family, friends or strangers were hugged, welcomed and most often, fed. She opened her arms and her heart to all those blessed enough to be a part of her world. But, inside this sweet, gentile woman was a hardened core. She once shared how she traded eggs for beans with a local grocery for money during lean years and how she crawled, with a pregnant belly, underneath her house to corner and kill a copperhead. Well into her 80s, she would climb on a chair or ladder to fix things that did not suit her.

In the spring of 2012, Angie was home alone when a tornado ripped through the valley. She described watching the storm through her living room window. When she saw the tornado coming toward the house, she turned & started down the hallway to her bathroom. The storm hit, blowing a bedroom door off its hinges making a triangle between the inside wall and floor. Angie described diving under the door and rode out the storm with her house all but destroyed around her. She was shaken but unharmed. Many of her belongings were never to be found again.

In her declining years, Angie was invited to move in with multiple family members, but she sweetly said, I’ll think about it. Loving her independence, this never came to pass until she fell & broke her hip. At that point she agreed to move in with her son.

Similar to many girls of her generation, Angie did not have an advanced education, but she was keenly intelligent and could beat most everyone in Chinese Checkers. She learned a new game when she was well into her 80s and became a pro at the strategic game of Blokus. There are many grandchildren and great grandchildren who cherish memories of card games played at her house.

 When social media became popular, Angie jumped on board because it was a way to stay in contact with family and friends. She obtained a yahoo account that she pronounced as YAY HOO and loved receiving emails. Angie didn’t stop there. She also had a facebook account and enjoyed seeing postings, especially those with photos. To note her feelings about a post, she didn’t click the “like” button, she typed LIKE in the reply.

Angie was an enthusiastic University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball fan. If she could not be home to watch a game on TV, she would record it and watch when she had time. She never failed to call her son to tell him date and time of an upcoming televised game. She tried watching UK football but said she never could understand the rules. She was loved deeply and will be truly missed.

Angie was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents John R. and Cynthia Brown Holbrook; Leander and Sarah Angeline Brown Ferguson; her husband Callis Ison, her 2nd husband Clarence Adkins, her 3rd husband Foster Ferguson; a son Junior Ison, a daughter Carlene Ison Wallace; brothers Hearst Holbrook, Arthur Francis Holbrook, Foster Holbrook, John Holbrook, Leander Holbrook and Lewis Edward Holbrook; sisters Thelma Holbrook and Nannie Ellen Holbrook Day; sons-in-law Dearl Fraley, John Bufford Mays, Thomas Steve Wallace and great-grandchild Abigail Wallace.

Angie is survived by her children Floetta Ison Fraley, Cheryl Ison Mays, Phillip (Nancy Carol Wallace) Ison and sisters-in-law Wanda Sue Fraley Holbrook and Belvis Arlene Kelly Ison. 

Angie was a proud grandmother to Darrell Edward Fraley, Cynthia Ann Fraley Montgomery, Christopher Bryan Fraley, Callie Rebecca Fraley Miller, Steven Edward Mays, Jennifer LeAnn Mays Hardin, Teri Lee Holbrook, Tonya Lynn Holbrook Gilvin, Steven Foster Wallace, Christy Leanna Wallace, Brandon Lee Wallace, Kahana Ison Stiger and Phillip Michael-Paul Ison with a multitude of great and great-great grandchildren.

Services will be held at Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home Tuesday, August 8,2023 at 1:00pm, Elder Ricky Keaton, Elder Stuart Cook, Elder Bob Williams and guest speaker Ron Keaton officiating.

Burial to follow at Paint Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Crockett, KY. Visitation will be  6:00pm, Monday, August 7,2023 in Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home, West Liberty, KY.

 Pallbearers will be her son, grandsons and great grandsons.

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August 7, 2023

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home
367 Main Street
West Liberty, KY 41472

Funeral Service
August 8, 2023

1:00 PM
Herald & Stewart & Halsey Funeral Home
367 Main Street
West Liberty, KY 41472


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