|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1927|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1975|
Tritos E. Ferguson, born January 31, 1927, departed this life January 28, 1975 at his home in Atlanta, La., after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Ferguson was a member of the Atlanta Baptist Church and served on the Board of Deacons since 1957.
He was rural letter carrier on Route 1, Atlanta at the time of his death, having been with the Postal Service since January 6, 1949. He was presented an incentive award in 1973 by the Postal Service for his duty above and beyond his duties as a carrier and was appointed regular carrier in December 1958.
Mr. Ferguson was active in church and community affairs. For many years he taught a Sunday School class in his church, the last several ones being with the 11 and 12 year old boys. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Friendship Baptist Encampment since its establishment some 15 years ago.
After the Winn Parish Planning Committee set up the initial works for a water system in Atlanta, he was elected the first president of the system serving in that capacity until the time of his illness in November, 1974.
He was also a cattle farmer and fur dealer for many years.
Funeral services were held January 30, 1975 in the chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home. Officiating were Dr. C. B. Ellis of Natchitoches and Rev. Charles Haley of Winnfield. Burial was in Atlanta Cemetery.
Rev. Ray Teal, his pastor, Terri Teal, Brenda Teal, Todd Teal, and Cayla Teal provided the music for the services.
He is survived by his widow (Eloise Longino Ferguson), two daughters, Charlotte Ferguson of Shreveport, Denise of Atlanta; his mother, Mrs. J. L. Ferguson, Winnfield; one brother, Wayne, with U.S. Military Service, El Paso, Texas; one sister, Mrs. Voncille Killgore, Ruston; also a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
Pallbearers included Buddy Shaw, Willard Shaw, James D. Ferguson, Huey Hattaway, Ronnie Lasyone, and Rayburn Smith.
Published in The Winn Parish Enterprise News-American, February 5, 1975
James Loester Ferguson (1883 - 1959)
Lillie V. Patten Ferguson (1901 - 1988)
Eloise Longino Ferguson (1929 - 2011)*
Kathy Ferguson Caskey (1955 - 1972)*
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Aug 16, 2009
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Member of The National Rural Letter Carriers' Association (NRLCA), and was a former Rural Route 1 carrier in Atlanta, Winn Parish, LA 71404-9998.|
Added: Dec. 10, 2011