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Obituary for Janice Ferguson (Parnell)

Janice Parnell Ferguson, 63, of Abbeville, wife of the late Harold D. Ferguson, died Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Self Regional Healthcare. She was born in Lowndesville to the late Edward Walker Parnell and Sara Waters Parnell.

Mrs. Ferguson, a 1976 graduate of Calhoun Falls High School, began her work career at Flexible Tubing and retired from the S.C. Department of Corrections Leath Facility after 25 years of dedicated service. She has been a member of Lowndesville Pentecostal Holiness Church since the early 70’s. Mrs. Ferguson enjoyed spending time with her pet, ‘Scooter’, family, traveling to the mountains and beaches. She faithfully and lovingly cared for her sister, ‘Mickie’, for the past ten years.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward ‘RePete’ Parnell and James ‘Onion’ Parnell.

Surviving Mrs. Ferguson are her two children, Samuel E. Ferguson, III (Jennifer) and Jamie Ferguson Risner (Jack) all of Abbeville; two brothers, Carl William Parnell (Janice) and Rick Parnell (Marilyn), all of Iva; three sisters, Betty Jean ‘Mickie’ Morrow of Calhoun Falls, Sara Frances Payton (Donnie) of Iva and Sue Lunsford (Tom) of Hartwell, GA; four grandchildren, Sarah Beth, Sydney, Jacob, and Josh Ferguson; and her beloved fur baby, Scooter.

The family will receive friends from 5:00PM - 7:00PM, Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Harris Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 2:00PM, Sunday, March 6, 2022, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Scotty Willoughby officiating. Burial will follow in Melrose Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Mrs. Ferguson, may be sent to the Abbeville High School Football Program, 701 Washington St., Abbeville, SC 29620.

The family is at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ferguson.

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Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Ferguson family.