84 year old Raymond Ferrell of Spencer died Saturday at NHC of Sparta. He was a nurseryman and a member of the Sink Creek Baptist Church. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Dwight Rackley will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.; and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Ferrell was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy and Vella Young Ferrell; seven brothers, Tom, Ben, Joe, Jimmy, Paul, Troy, and J.D. Ferrell; and a sister, Gladys Earls. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Goldie Ferrell of Spencer. Eleven children, Lawrence Ralph of Spencer, David Ferrell of McMinnville, Sue and Ron Dolberry of Smithville, Raymond Ferrell and Alberta Garrett of Rock Island, Ricky Ferrell and Connie Hollon of McMinnville, Virgil and Alvina Ferrell of Morrison, James and Susan Ferrell of Viola, Gary Ferrell and Renee Cummings of McMinnville, Gladys and Robert Johnson of Columbia, Melissa Key, and Nolan Foster of Rock Island, and Bradley Ferrell of Spencer. Thirty eight grandchildren, sixty eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; and one brother, Johnny Ferrell of McMinnville. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Oct 21 2013