History

Andrew D. Ferguson, Sr., started in the funeral industry in 1921, with the William S. Nixon Funeral Home in Uniontown, originally established in 1901. He and his wife, Lillian Nixon Ferguson, lived above the funeral home. The Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home was established in 1928, where the American Red Cross Center stands. The funeral home was moved to the Greed revival style mansion across the street to its present location, 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown (The Edgar S. Hackney Estate built in 1900) in 1937. Lillian ran the funeral home while raising four children after Mr. Ferguson’s death. Jack McFadden assisted her in sustaining the business until her son A.D. Ferguson took over in 1961. Andy Ferguson joined his father in 1988.

Andy is a life member of the Academy of Funeral Service Practitioners. He was a consultant for the Pennsylvania Department of Education assisting in the licensing of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science’s online education program, and a preceptor for the Institute.

Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematories, Inc., offers free funeral services to any police officer or firefighter who dies in the line of duty. Family and Veteran Plans are also available. The Ferguson Funeral Home will assist your family with end of life decision making documents and procedures for traditional or contemporary funeral or memorial services.

Many innovative services are offered at the Ferguson Funeral Home, including notifying social security, veteran’s organizations, insurance companies, pension/retirement plans and many other important providers. We contact the family two days after the funeral to tie up loose ends. After two weeks, a breakfast basket is sent to the home and, after two months, we inform them of grief support options. After six months we deliver a pie and, one year after the loss, an anniversary rose in remembrance of the loved one lost. A tree also is planted in memory of the loved one lost. Identification viewings are available for families of direct cremation. In addition to offering Fayette County’s first funeral home website, we are also the only funeral home with support grieving groups and a grief lending library, the only funeral home developing personalized DVDs, portraits and an angel ornaments in-house, and state-of-the-art video and sounds system. We also have a refrigeration unit on-site for extended services, an international shipping service for the convenience of families transporting a deceased loved one to or from any destination, and Life Appreciate and Life Celebration Services.

The Ferguson Family and the staff of the Ferguson Funeral Home extends its hand to help community families through life’s most important transitions with true compassion for 150 years. Visit the Ferguson’s branch office, Ferguson-Brownfield Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., in Smithfield. It was formerly the Brownfield Funeral Home and Vance Funeral Home, established in 1869.

OBITUARIES

RECENT OBITUARIES

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  Reynold E. Bell, age 77, of Uniontown passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024.  He was born September 1, 1946 in Uniontown son of the late Anthony (Tony) Bell and Frances Germi Bell.  In addition to his parents, Reynold is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Filmeck) Bell in August 2019 and brother Ronald Bell.   Reynold was a 1964 graduate of Uniontown High School.  He served with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  He was a member of St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church where he served as an usher.  He worked at J.C. Penney, Famous Supply and recently at Apothecare Pharmacy, who he regarded as extended family.  Reynold enjoyed gardening and gifting his friends and neighbors with vegies and fruit.   Left to cherish Reynold’s memory are his brothers Harold Bell (Jean) and Donald Bell (Dolores) both of Uniontown; sisters Mary Jane Slamecka (Jerry) of Butler and Dawnel Nanney (Charles) of Shelby, NC.  Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA.  A funeral mass celebrating Reynold’s life will be held Friday, February 23rd at 10:00 at St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church.  Interment will be private.   The family extends a special thank you to Apothecare Pharmacy, Walter Lizza and staff.   Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com or on the funeral home Facebook page.
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Nancy G. Jenkins, age 86, of Uniontown, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024.  She was born May 18, 1937 in Uniontown daughter of Alfred Glass and Elsie Nehls Glass.  In addition to her parents, Nancy was preceded in death by her husband, Russell I. Jenkins, JD.   Nancy was a 1955 graduate of Uniontown High School.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Nancy enjoyed cooking, baking, crossword puzzles and working with flowers.   Left to cherish Nancy’s memory are her son, Russell Jenkins, Jr. of Uniontown; daughter, Carol Jenkins, of Uniontown; and nieces and nephews, Linda Fisher (Roy) of Uniontown, Jeannie Bingham (Tim) of Coraopolis, Martha Gorecki (Joseph) of Shalimar, FL, Connie Lepore (Steven) of Herndon, VA Hodge Jenkins (Carol) of McDonough GA; Joyce Hrutkay of Washington, PA and many great nieces and nephews.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where family and friends will be received on Friday, February 23rd from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m.  Visitation will continue in the funeral home on Saturday from 10 until 11 a.m. followed by a service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Kevin Anderson officiation.  Interment will follow Laurel Hill Presbyterian Cemetery.   Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page.  
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Barry L. Breakiron, age 84, of Smithfield, passed away, Friday, February 9, 2024.  He was born February 17 1939 in Smithfield, PA son of the late Jake Breakiron and Minnie Garletts Breakiron.  In addition to his parents, Barry was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Ann Breakiron; daughter, Sharon Myers; brothers, Raymond Breakiron and Ralph Breakiron; sisters, Mary Etta Upton, Laura Breakiron, Bertha Bilavosky and Edith Moser and grandchildren, Malorie Amanda Hummel.   Barry did maintenance and factory work in his early years and recently did outside maintenance for the Ferguson-Brownfield Funeral Home. He enjoyed bowling at Manor Lanes and doing yardwork.  Barry was an all-around outdoor person.   Left to cherish Barry’s memory are his daughters, Shirley Hummel and husband Arthur of Quakertown, PA and Debbie Breakiron of Telford, PA; six grandchildren; caregiver and good friend, Sue Adams and many nieces, nephews and cousins.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the FERGUSON-BROWNFIELD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 78 Main Street, Smithfield, PA where family and friends will be received Saturday, February 17th from Noon until 2:00 p.m. followed by a service celebrating Barry’s life at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Darrell Edgar officiating.  Interment will be private.   Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page.  
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Linda Lee Kisner Cavinee, age 83 of Uniontown and formerly of Farmington, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 in Uniontown Hospital.  She was born November 16, 1940 in Uniontown, PA daughter of the late Omer Kisner and Madge Jones Kisner.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Betty Matthews, Freda Radabaugh and Gypsie Fretwell. Linda was a 1958 graduate of Uniontown High School. After high school she went to flight attendant school in California and later attended Waynesburg College.  Linda then joined the United States Navy and found the shipmate she was looking for. She served in the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Linda was a member of Central Christian Church.  She enjoyed reading, dancing, traveling and spending time in Florida.  Linda also enjoyed camping and hosting family and friends at their home in the mountains. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren. Left to cherish Linda’s memory are her husband of 60 years, Ralph E. Cavinee of Uniontown; son, Scott Cavinee and wife Diane of Uniontown; daughter Felice Hart and husband Tom of Uniontown; grandchildren, Heather (John), Alex (Taryn), Cory, Andrew, Daniel; great grandchildren Riylee, Baylee, Layne and Crew. Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where family and friends will be received on Sunday, February 18th from 1 until 5 p.m. followed by a service celebrating Linda’s life at 5:00 PM with Rev. Dr. Heather Simpson officiating.  Interment will be private. The family requests in lieu of flowers, plant a dogwood tree for someone you love. General George C. Marshall Post #103 of Hopwood will accord full military rites at the funeral home.        Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at adferguson.com and on the funeral home Facebook page.