Planning Ahead

Why plan ahead for a funeral?

Preplanning funerals has become increasingly popular. An estimated 4.5 million people will have made these important arrangements by the year 2000. Planning a funeral offers not only security but also peace of mind- it relieves you and your family from an unexpected financial burden, plus family members will not have to make additional difficult decisions at an already difficult time. The Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home also offers the Family Protection Plan as an added benefit to any pre-arrangement.

What is the Family Protection Plan?

We will extend protection to the family of any adult that pre-arranges his or her own funeral with Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home.

Who is protected?

Any unmarried children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren under the age of 18 years old are protected.

How long are they protected?

The protection is in force during the life of the person who has the pre-arrangements and as long as the pre-arrangements are still with the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home.

What is provided by this protection?

If the death occurs of a child that is protected, Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home will provide services and merchandise equal to the value of the services and merchandise selected on the pre-arrangement of the adult for free. The family must select Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home, or a church, as the location of the funeral, and Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home will conduct and provide the services and merchandise.

What does pre-planning involve?

However you would like your funeral, the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home can help you through the steps to making your final arrangements.

  • Making a will
  • Arranging the kind of funeral you would like to have
  • Choosing a casket, vault or urn
  • Selecting a cemetery lot
  • Finding benefits for which you may be eligible
  • Purchasing monuments and memorials
  • Making financial arrangements

Is pre-planning right for you?

Pre-planning a funeral has become a very viable solution, whether it be a traditional funeral service or cremation. The Fergusons’ funeral plan offers a wide array of versatile financial options tailored to your individual needs. Our pre-planning team is highly trained to make the planning process more convenient and more comfortable for families. If you would like to find out about the advantages of pre-planning services, please contact us using the form below.

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    Jerrold “Doc” R. Holliday, age 71 of Smithfield passed away Friday, November 24, 2023 in Bella Health Center.  He was born in Uniontown, PA on November 15, 1952; the son of Harold Holliday and Nora Henry Holliday. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine Holliday and Mary Pat Leichtling Parker.   Jerrold was a graduate of Saint John’s High School with the Class of 1970 and then from Steubenville College in 1974. He sold cars for many years in Franklin, PA then at Region Buick in Uniontown. Jerrold then worked as a Quality Control Officer at Berkeley Medical Resources, Inc. until his retirement.   He was a Past Exalted Ruler of B.P.O. Elks Lodge # 110 of Franklin, PA. Jerrold was catholic by faith.  He was a political, sport and music enthusiast.   Left to cherish Jerrold’s memory are a daughter, Jennifer Moran and husband Randall of Huntington, NC; four grandchildren, Amanda, Austin, Eva and Davis Moran; a nephew, Kirk Holliday and wife Holly of Farmington, PA and their children, Mason and Owen and many family and friends.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC, 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA., where friends will be received on Monday from 2 until 4 and 6 until 8 PM. Viewing will continue in the funeral home on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 9 until 10 AM followed a blessing service at 10 AM.  Interment will follow in Saint Vincent DePaul Cemetery, Leisenring, PA.   Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at and on the funeral home Facebook page.  
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    Kimberly Lynn Jolliffe, age 63, of Carmichaels, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023 in Waynesburg Hospital.  She was born December 9, 1959 in Waynesburg daughter of the late Edwin Jolliffe and Joyce Vernon Jolliffe.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Tiffany Wilson.   Kimberly was a graduated of Jefferson-Morgan High School.   Left to cherish Kimberly’s memory are her sisters, Tracy Vreeland (Ray) of Durango, CO, Shelley Trip (Roger Blinn) of Youngsville, NC, Dana Nichols of Tucson, AZ and Denise Berdine of Tucson and grandchildren, Morgan Mihalek and Lexis Mihalek.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA.  In accordance with the family’s wishes there will be no public viewing.   Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at or on the funeral home Face Book page.
    James R. “Bucky” Mangello, age 84, passed away, Tuesday, November 21, 2023. He was born April 12, 1939 in Uniontown, PA, Bucky was the son of the late Joseph and Blanche Mangello. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph Mangello (Patty), JoJo Mangello, Earl Mangello, Robert “Bob” Mangello; sisters, Dorothy Burke (late Ronald), Sylvia Jakobowski (late Edward) and his wife’s parents Jules and Ethel Valentine. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.   Left to cherish Bucky’s memory are his loving wife of 59 years, Sharon Mangello of Uniontown; daughters, Lisa Mollica (Joseph) and Renee Custer (James) all of Uniontown; grandchildren, Gianna Dascenzo (Corey), Gino Mollica (Nathaniel), Morgan Ezzi (Ricardo), and Mariah Custer and many relatives and friends.   In his early years, Bucky was a truck driver for Country Belle and Hagan Ice Cream Company. He then worked in various roles for Gallatin Fuels Inc. until retirement. Upon retirement, Bucky helped with deliveries at his daughter (Lisa) and son-in-law (Joseph) businesses Twins Treats and Valentine Pharmacy.   Bucky was a member of St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church. He was a 4th Degree Member of Assembly No. 926 of the Knights of Columbus Lodge in Uniontown, PA. Bucky was a lodge brother and former lodge President with the Sons of Italy Lodge Giuseppe Mazzini No. 231 in Uniontown, PA. He was involved in all activities and functions of the Sons of Italy, including Lenten and pasta dinners and the Italian Festivals. He loved to play the Italian games bocce and morra while spending time with his lodge brothers and sisters. Bucky loved his country and was proud of his Italian heritage. Bucky also enjoyed golfing with family and friends and was known for “shaving” a stroke or two off of his scorecard. He loved a cold beer, bloody mary, or a glass of Paisano wine. He made lifelong friendships sharing a cold one at the former Belmont Inn. He also enjoyed “quietly” watching Steeler games with family and friends over the years. Bucky’s greatest joy in life centered around his family. He was protective of them and thankful for them. He adored his beloved wife, Sharon, and appreciated her for everything. He cherished the time spent with his loved ones and the countless memories made. Bucky was a legend that lived his life his way and had a special way of making everyone smile. All who knew and loved him agree there will never be another Bucky   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 Friday, December 1st from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, December 2nd from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by prayers of transfer. A funeral mass celebrating Bucky’s life will be held at 10 a.m. at St. Therese de Lisieux Roman Catholic Church. Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park. A parish wake service will be Friday at 3 PM. Assembly #926 of Knights of Columbus Lodge of Uniontown will hold a pray visual Friday at 5:15 PM and the Sons of Italy Lodge Giuseppe Mazzini # 231 will have a memorial service at 7 PM.   In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of the following: Fayette County Community Action Agency Food Bank 108 N. Beeson Avenue, Uniontown, PA or Fayette Friends of Animals 223 Searight Herbert Road, Uniontown, PA.   Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at or the funeral home Facebook page.      
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    Frances H. Stevenson Breakwell, age 93 of Sewickley, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023 at her home.  She was born October 31, 1930 in Washington, PA daughter of the late J. Andrew Stevenson and Helen Littrell Stevenson.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Breakwell and sister, Roberta Novick.   Frances was a 1948 graduate of Uniontown High School and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing with the class of 1951.   On September 19, 1951 Frances married Robert Breakwell (who passed away in 2016) and they enjoyed a loving marriage of 64 plus years.  Frances worked as a nurse at Uniontown Hospital while Robert was serving overseas and stayed at home until all her children were in school.  She then returned to nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, NY.  She also volunteered with the Penfield NY Volunteer Ambulance Corps. and was a Girl Scout leader.  The family moved to Chicago, IL in 1971 where she worked as a nurse at Holy Family Hospital and later became a school nurse for the Arlington Heights School District, while returning to school and earning her B.S. Degree in 1976.  The family moved to Syracuse, NY in 1977 where she was a founding member and volunteer of Syracuse Hospice for eleven years.  Frances and Robert moved back to Uniontown in 1992.  Frances became a member of Grace Bible Class at Third Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed driving people to the store and to doctor’s appointments.  In 2015 she and her husband moved to the Masonic Village at Sewickley.   She was active in the retired nurses group and a treasured friend at the Masonic Village until the time of her death.  Frances was an avid reader and enjoyed doing cross stitch, golfing, cross country skiing and hiking.   Left to cherish Frances’ memory are her children, Susan Breakwell (Mark), Linda Vanos (Steve), and Jim Breakwell (Shelley); brother, John Stevenson (Carol); grandchildren, Amie White (David), Alex Vanos (Casey), Ben Vanos (Hannah) and Jelina Lau-Lopez (Peter) and nine great grandchildren.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the ANDREW D. FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIES, INC., 80 Morgantown St., Uniontown, PA where the family will receive family and friends on Wednesday, November 29th from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. followed by a service celebrating Frances’ life at 12:00 PM with Pastor Patrick Ewing officiating.  Interment will follow in Howe’s Cemetery, Ronco, PA.   In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Frances can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children through the website at or mailed to Shriners Children’s Processing Center, PO Box 947765, Atlanta, GA 30394.   Memories and condolences can be shared with the family at