Biography of

Virginia McNeel Beard Covington


Born 12 May 1906
Died 20 May 1995, Hillsboro,
Married Albert William Covington, 21 Oct 1928; b 16 Feb 1906; d 29 Dec 1987




Obituary : Mrs. Lucy Edgar Beard Ferguson, 56, of Huntington, died Saturday, October 24, 1964 in St. Mary's Hospital after a short illness.    Mrs. Ferguson was born September 30, 1908 at Auburn in Culpeper, Virginia, the second daughter of Thomas Lee and Nettie Callison Beard.  After the death of her mother in 1915, the family came back to Hillsboro.  She was married to Cecil J. Ferguson in 1930.  She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington and of the Huntington Women's Club.   Surviving are her husband and two sons, James Thomas Ferguson of Grayson, Kentucky; and Alfred Ferguson of Huntington; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Virginia) Covington of Alexandria, VA, and Mrs. Lee (Maude) Ruckman, of Beard, and a brother, Carl Beard of Charleston.  Funeral services were held Monday at the Klingle-Carpenter Funeral Home in Huntington by Dr. Lynn P. Jones with burial in Wilshire Boulevard Memorial Gardens.
Obituary : Albert William Covington, 81, of 1017 Lakewood Drive, Colonial Heights, Virginia, died Tuesday, December 29, 1987, in Colonial Heights Convalescent Center.  Mr. Covington was a native of Bowling Green, Kentucky, an Army Veteran of World War II, and had retired from the General Services Administration.  He wa a son of the late Albert Edward and Bessie Coleman Covington.  He is survived by his wife, Virginia Beard Convington; a brother Edward D. Covington, of Marietta Georgia; one niece and one nephew.  Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Clay Macaulay at the VanReenen Funeral Home in Marlinton with burial in the McNeel Cemetery near Hillsboro.