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Betty Jo Floyd, wife of longtime Georgia Baptist pastor Argin Floyd, died Sept. 23. She was 76.

In addition to her husband of 58 years, she is survived by daughters Kathy Schafer and Connie Murphy, sons Jon Floyd and Daniel Floyd, two brothers, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.


Marvin Ferguson, 98, died Oct. 13 in Athens.

A graduate of Toccoa Falls College, Furman University, and Southern Seminary, Ferguson served as pastor of several churches in South Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia. He would come to be honored as pastor emeritus at Cross Roads Baptist Church in Hartwell, where he was a member.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Sara Frances Brooks Ferguson; a son, Marvin Brooks Ferguson; a grandson, John K. Martin; brothers Wilborn, Max, Claude, and John Ferguson; and sisters Fronnie Christopher, Floy Finley, Kate Black, and Ruby Davis. He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Martin, five grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering through Cross Roads Baptist Church, 3636 Lavonia Highway, Hartwell, GA 30643.