Flora Funeral Service Obituary: Carlos Edward Ferguson
No longer MIA, Carlos Edward Ferguson (Buddy) is finally coming home.
He was born in Alderson, West Virginia on May 19, 1930, to Martha Mae
Midkiff Ferguson and Harold Ferguson. Buddy grew up in West Virginia,
and graduated from Smoot High School in Smoot, West Virginia in 1948.
He enlisted in the Army August 30, 1948. He was stationed at Camp
Stoneman, California; LaCarne, Ohio; Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky; Fort
Lawton, Washington and then went to Korea in July of 1950. Buddy was a
Private First Class (PFC) who served in Love (L) Company, 3 rd Battalion
(3/23 INF), 23 Infantry Regiment (23 INF), 2 nd Infantry Division (2 nd ID)
during the Korean War. He was listed Missing In Action May 18, 1951,
one day short of his 21 st birthday. He served his country with pride and
honor, making the ultimate sacrifice. He received the Purple Heart, United
Nations Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Korean Service
Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation,
and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. Buddy is in heaven with his
parents, Martha and Harold Ferguson; his brother, Bobby Ferguson, who is
also MIA from the Korean War; his youngest brother Isaac Dale Ferguson;
and his two sisters Mary Ferguson Cundiff and Glenna Ferguson Gillispie.
He is survived by a sister, Joann Ferguson Hodges (Archie Sr.) of Rocky
Mount, VA; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Service will be
held at Living Waters Assembly of God Church, 34 Honeywood Road,
Rocky Mount, VA on Saturday, May 18, 2019, with Pastor Roger Jones
officiating. Interment will be at McElhenney Church, 297 Snake Run Road,
Alderson, West Virginia, led by Pastor Billy Ferguson. Flora Funeral Home
in Rocky Mount is serving the family. John 15:13 Greater love has no one
that this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.