Marion was a 1950 graduate of Claiborne County High School where she was Valedictorian of her Senior Class. In 1954 she graduated with honors from Lincoln Memorial University. After graduation from college, Marion was employed as a chemist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for more than forty years. Following her retirement from ORNL, Marion made her home in Tazewell, where she was a member of Tazewell Baptist Church. Marion was preceded in death by her parents: Marion J. and Lennie Ferguson; grandparents: Mack and Lucy Ferguson, and Paris and Rachel Rosenbalm; one brother: Kenneth Ferguson; two sisters-in-laws: Jean Ferguson and Billie Ferguson; two brothers-in-laws: Billy P. Campbell and Howard A. Bailey.
Marion is survived by one brother: James E. Ferguson of Oak Ridge; sisters: Ruth Ferguson and Ruby Bailey of Tazewell; sister and brother-in-law: Berylene and Edward Owings of Rockwood; sister-in-law: Pauline Ferguson of Tazewell; nephews: Randall Ferguson and wife, Brenda, James H. Bailey of Tazewell, Kenneth Ferguson of Louisville, and James R. Ferguson, and wife, Mary of Knoxville; nieces: Mary Ruth Bailey, Yvonne Williams and husband, Donnie of Tazewell, Melinda Janeway and deceased husband, Greg of Rex, Ga. and Rhonda Madewell and husband, Ron of Oak Ridge; great nephews: Scott Ferguson of Lebanon, and Mike Higginbotham of Oak Ridge; great nieces: Keri Ferguson of Tazewell, Heather Poore of New Tazewell, Felicia Miller of Rex, Ga. and Kimberly Higginbotham of Oak Ridge.
Funeral services were Sunday, July 1 at 7 p.m. in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Alexander conducting the ceremony and music by the Tazewell Baptist Church Choir. Interment in the Irish Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Randall Ferguson, Kenneth Ferguson, James H. Bailey, James R. Ferguson, Scott Ferguson, Donnie Williams, Ron Madewell, and Mike Higginbotham
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Tazewell Baptist Church, PO Box 518, Tazewell, TN 37879.
Coffey Funeral Home in charge.