Ferne M. C. Leighton


AUGUSTA – Ferne M. Carver Leighton, 89, formerly of Rome, died on May 3 at Gray Birch Nursing Home.

Ferne was born on June 14, 1916, in Auburn, the daughter of Lester and Lucy (Solomon) Carver. She was a 1934 graduate of E.L.H.S. She married Coburn E. Leighton on Oct. 1, 1938; the couple was divorced in 1961.

She worked for Perryville Pharmacy for 18 years and also for Roak the Florist.

She was a life member and past worthy matron of Pine Cone Chapter 26 of O.E.S. and a member of Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94.

She is survived by sons, Gary C. Leighton Sr. of Rome and Gordon B. Leighton of Seattle, Wash.; and grandchild, Gary C. Leighton II.

She was predeceased by brothers, Elwood, Blaine and Gordon Carver.