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Tana Gae Ferguson

May 26, 1961 ~ July 9, 2017 (age 56)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Tuesday
July 11, 2017

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ronk Funeral Home

Alamo, TN

Visitation
Wednesday
July 12, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Ronk Funeral Home

Alamo, TN

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 12, 2017

3:00 PM
Gadsden United Methodist Church

Gadsden, TN

Committal
Wednesday
July 12, 2017

4:00 PM
Gadsden United Methodist Church Cemtery

Gadsden, TN


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Tana Gae Ferguson

 

Tana Gae Ferguson was born in Jackson, Madison County, TN on May 26, 1961.  She was the second child born to Bobby Byron Ferguson, Sr. (May 10, 1933 - September 27, 2013) and Faye Hobock Ferguson (August 28, 1934 - May 18, 2003), both of whom predecease her.  She died at her home in Gadsden, Crockett County, TN on Sunday, July 9, 2017 and had recently celebrated her birthday, living to 56 years, 1 month and 11 days.  In addition to her parents, Tana was predeceased by her only sibling, Bobby Byron Ferguson, Jr. (June 27, 1953 - May 19, 1992); her maternal Grandparents, Curtis Edgar Hobock, Sr. (1895-1946) and Anna Lemore Acree Hobock (1897-1970); and her paternal Grandparents, George Weldon Ferguson (August 6, 1888 - August 25, 1966) and Bertha Lou Richards Ferguson (passed January 6, 1939).  The family would like for the State of TN employees to all sit together at the service.  

 

Tana, a sportswoman through hunting and golf, was raised in Gadsden, Crockett County, TN.  Her undergraduate educational background was through the Gadsden School System, where she proudly played forward as a ‘Lady Wildcat’ during the days of women’s half court basketball. She graduated from Gadsden High in 1979.  She continued her education at Lambeth Colege in Jackson, TN, graduating in the Class of 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  While at Lambuth, Tana was a cheerleader and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority.  Her Masters in Education was earned through Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN in 2001.  Tana’s professional teaching career for twenty-one years was in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, where she taught second graders at Ringgold Elementary.  Currently she was employed by the State of TN as a Child Care Program Evaluator for the Department of Education. 

 

Tana was a member of the Gadsden United Methodist Church and actively participated in the Bible Studies.  She was extremely generous and kind hearted towards others, especially those showing need and could be found preparing meals for the sick or grieving.  Her carefree spirit, sense of humor and love of life carried her through life’s mountain tops and valleys.  

 

After Tana’s Daddy died in 2013 she became extremely close to her surviving paternal first cousin, Benny Ray Boals of Gibson; his wife, Debbie Hopkins Boals; their son Joshua (Josh) Allen and his four children: Sarah Joslin, Kiersten Mae, Cohen Ray and Lawson Joshua.  Never having children of her own, Tana enjoyed being around the four children and loved being a part of their lives; as well as participating in their activities.  In addition, a strong maternal influence in Tana’s life was Mary Noble of Gadsden, TN, who nurtured, listened, challenged, encouraged, and counseled her the last several years of her life.  

 

Tana is survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Gregory Ferguson and her brother-in-law, Stephen (Steve) Gregory of Three Way, TN and her paternal Uncle, Fred James Ferguson (Maude Tatum Ferguson) of Gadsden, TN.  Her surviving paternal first cousins, along with heir families, are Becky Ramona Boals Davis (Dr. Leo James Davis, Jr.), Hernando, MS; Jo Beth Ferguson Hastings (Michael), Nashville, TN, and Brenda Kay Stephens Horton Griggs, Gum Flatt, TN.  On her maternal side, Tana is survived by her first cousins and their families: Jean Habock Wallis, Brownsville, TN; Betty Hobock Clearman, Bartlett, TN; Joe Hobock, Louisiana; Johnny Hobock, Barbara Hobock, Carla Jackson Jarrett and Teresa Jackson Milan, all of Humboldt, TN; Roy Hobock, Fresno, CA; Ed Hobock, Joplin, MO; Rickey and Terry Hobock, Bells, TN; Kay Hobock Stanley, Nashville, TN ; Lee Ann Fletcher Worley, Cleveland, TN; Jimmie Fletcher Thompson, Alamo, TN; Wayne Fletcher, Holiday, TN; Beth Jackson Sweat, Shelia Bell Richardson and Tony Bell, all of Gadsden, TN and Freddie Bell, Lexington, TN 

 

In addition to her parents, grandparents, and brother, Tana was predeceased by maternal aunts and uncles and their spouses:  Edna Hobock Haynes (Emmett); Marie Hobock Bell (Jessie); Elizabeth Hobock Jackson (David); Curtis E. Hobock, Jr. (Geneva - living); Tommy Hobock (Alafaire); Troy Hobock (Elizabeth); Johnny Hobock; Ray Hobock; Roy Hobock; Loraine Hobock and Freddie Hobock.  Tana’s maternal first cousins, who predeceased her were Bobby Hobock; Jerry Hobock; Curtis Alan Hobock; Steve Hobock; Greg Haynes; Pete Haynes; Treva Fletcher Rice and Mike Jackson.  The paternal aunts, uncles and their spouses, who predeceased Tana were Aubrey Leon Ferguson (Lana Agnes Pearson); Ruby Dell Ferguson; Lois Luvenia Ferguson Boals (Raymond Arthur) and Georgie Lee Ferguson Stephens (Dalton Odell). 

 

Visitation will be at Ronk Funeral Home in Alamo, TN on Tuesday, July 11 from 5-9pm and on Wednesday, July 12 from 12-2:30pm.   The Celebration of Life Service will be on Wednesday at the Gadsden United Methodist Church at 3pm.  Services will be conducted by her paternal first cousin, Becky Boals Davis, along with her Minister, Rev. Bill Tate and Rev. Stephen Fonville, Minister of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Medina, TN.  The Committal Service will follow in the Gadsden United Methodist Church Cemetery. 

 

Tana is in the care of Gibson Funeral Home, Gibson, TN and Ronk Funeral Home, Alamo, TN.  Memorial funds are to be given to the Gadsden United Methodist Church and Cemetery.  

 

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