June 30, 2013

Fern Ruth Carson


---- — Fern Ruth Carson, 85, Logansport, passed away at 2:39 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor.

Fern was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Fulton County, the daughter of Leon and Essie (Holiday) Lunsford. Fern’s mother died when she was 10 years old and she was raised by her grandparents, Daniel and Ida (Montgomery) Holiday.

She was a 1946 graduate of Grass Creek High School. On Aug. 3, 1958, she married John Morris Carson at Olive Branch Church, and he survives.

Fern was a 56-year member of the former Olive Branch Methodist Church near Fulton, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and youth director. She also was a Cub Scout den leader, active in 4-H and helped in organizing the Pair or Better Twin Club of Logansport.

Fern worked at several offices and babysat for many children. As a homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, canning, cross-stitching, sewing and especially enjoyed her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, John Morris Carson of Logansport; twin sons, James H. and wife Dorraine Carson of Walton and John W. and wife Brenda Carson of Logansport; son, Robert J. Carson of Statesville, N.C.; grandchildren, Sara and husband Jimmy Sottile of Florida, John W. Carson II of Logansport and Alicia and Amanda Carson, both of Walton; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, granddaughter, and brother, Donald Lunsford.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Fulton. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery, Fulton.

Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

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