Ailene Goldberg Tidwell Ferguson, age 85, of Kingston, passed away July 27, 2021, at her residence. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Ailene was of the Baptist faith, a Christian woman who exemplified the role of servant to others and lived by example. Retired from Harriman Utility Board, she was able to travel worldwide and experienced life to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Raymond and Eva Goldberg; brothers: Larry and Leroy Goldberg; her loving husband William T. (Bill) Ferguson; and stepsons: David and Tom Ferguson.
She is survived by her daughter: Karen (Brian) Lane of Longview, Texas; sons: Terry (Renae) Tidwell of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and Tony Tidwell of Harriman; sisters: Wilma Jean Reed of Trussville, Alabama and Willadeen (Bill) Brooks of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee; brother: Bob (Judy) Goldberg of Oliver Springs; special sister-in-law: Madge McCartha of Coral Springs, Florida; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and 2 step-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday, July 30, 2021, from 5 until 7 p.m. eastern at Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston with the funeral to follow. Burial will be Saturday, July 31, 2021, in Roane Memorial Gardens. Kyker Funeral Home of Kingston is serving the family.