Tony Ferland

Born: Thu., Oct. 2, 1941
Died: Sun., Dec. 7, 2014

Reception Following Service

Sat., Dec. 13, 2014
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Dec. 13, 2014
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro

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Jack Anthony “Tony” Ferland, age 73,  of Reynolds Landing on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Gentiva Hospice IPU in Athens, GA.  Tony was born in Atlanta, GA on October 2, 1941 to the late Gaspard Jack Ferland and Dorothy Newton Ferland.  He did his undergraduate studies from Emory University and went on to earn a second Degree in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech.  He proudly served his country in the Army Corp of Engineers.  Tony was a Civil Engineer and owned and operated Soil Testing Services, Inc. for over twenty-five years retiring in 2000.  He married the former Vivian Anne Cooper on January 8, 2000 and soon afterwards retired to Reynolds Landing on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA from Atlanta, GA.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro where he served as an Elder and was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.  His many interest included classical music, traveling, and history in general, but especially the Civil War History.  
In addition to his wife of fifteen years, Vivian Anne Ferland of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by three stepdaughters, Angie Webster and husband Ted of Lawrenceville, GA, Sherri Palmer and husband John of Warner Robins, GA and Sheila Marion and husband Robbie of Lawrenceville, GA; eight grandchildren, Scott Palmer, Alexandra Marion, James Palmer, Tyler Webster, Nicholas Marion, Matthew Marion, Craig Palmer (Katy), and Kim Palmer Adams (Kevin); six great grandchildren, Coleton Adams, Zachary Adams, Maxwell Adams, Haley Palmer, John Franklin Palmer, and CJ Palmer; other relatives and many friends.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 117 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Dr. James Choomack officiating. The family will receive friends at a reception at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Post Office Box 26, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Fred and Jenni Black
   Posted Mon December 08, 2014
Vivian and family, please accept our sincere condolences in the passing of Tony. He was a dear friend and neighbor. We will always miss his big smile and sense of humor. God Bless all of you.

Ginny Williams
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
Vivian, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Ron and Barbara Jones
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
I'll always remember Tony as a fighter for what was right for his neighbors in the Landing. He sure helped me hook up with some fine store keepers when I needed them. God bless the family.

George & Esther Cloud
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
The Construction World in the South East United States will surely miss this engineering giant! Tony Ferland was a cutting edge designer for extremely complicated construction Dewatering systems. My good friend...You will be greatly missed!

Teresa Hunter Jones
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
Dear Vivian, my heart is broken for you and your family. Tony was such a wonderful friend and I always loved his sense of humor and admired his knowledge about everything. I remember a lot of times telling him, now Tony slow down and speak in layman's words because he would lose me sometime with his unending knowledge on most every subject. You and Tony have been dear friends to me over the years, and I will lift you up in my prayers nightly because I know you have been through a lot. I love you and look forward to hugging your neck at the service. With our deepest sympathies, Ken and I will remember all of your family and especially you in our prayers. I sure have missed our emails, so I figured he must be ill again. Love you!

Jerry and Beth Damerell
   Posted Tue December 09, 2014
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Susie and Ford G'Segner
   Posted Wed December 10, 2014
Vivian - Susie and I are saddened by Tony's death. I remember well the first time I met him and wondered who is this plain speaking person. Then I welcomed him into membership in the First Presbyterian Church and he became a friend and colleague in ministry. You and he have been in our prayers. - Ford

Howard Newton
   Posted Wed December 10, 2014
Sorry to hear about Tony.My father thought so much of him as did I.I had wanted to get down there and see him and find out more and how to join the Sons of the Confederacy.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Paul Turtle
   Posted Sat December 13, 2014
Dear Vivian, Tony will be greatly missed in the construction industry. We have counted on him for so many years as the premier source of advice in soils engineering. He was truly a great man and a great friend. You are in our prayers.

David Hynes
   Posted Sun December 14, 2014
Condolences to Tony's family. Tony was a Classmate member of the Marist Class of 1959.
Our prayers are with his family.
David Hynes

Nancy white
   Posted Tue December 16, 2014
Vivian, so very sorry for your loss. I know you did everything in your power for Tony and you will need all of us in the coming months. Please let me know how you are doing and maybe we can get together soon. Blessings