Dorothy Furgerson – Carbondale January 9, 2014

CARBONDALE – Dorothy Marie Furgerson, 88, passed away at 11:46 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014,

Dorothy was born Aug. 18, 1925, in Earlington, Ky., to William Harrison and Erma Bell (Adcock) Page.

She married James Albert Furgerson Feb. 15, 1945, in Bennetville, S.C. Together they shared 58 years. He preceded her in death Feb. 17, 2003.

Survivors include daughters, Carolyn and husband, Ron Epperheimer, of Carbondale, Marsha and husband, Bob Thompson, of De Soto, and Lisa and husband, John Milligan of Douglas, Wyo.; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; many nieces and nephews including special niece and nephew, Ann and Don Rickard of Hanson, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Erma Page; husband, James Furgerson; two sisters; one brother and one great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in Murdale Garden of Memory, with Katheryn Graves officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Walker Funeral Home, 112 S. Poplar St., in Carbondale.

Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Greater Chicago Chapter, 500 N. Dearborn, Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60610; or Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.

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