Billy Gene Ferguson, 71, of, Surgoinsville, went to sleep in the arms of Jesus surrounded by his loving family and friends at his home on May 10, 2009. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport, or anytime at the residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Eastern Star Freewill Baptist Church in Kingsport with Rev. George Winegar and Rev. Larry Nelson officiating. Prior to the service, Mr. Fergusons body will be taken to the church at 12 noon. Burial will be in the church cemetery following the funeral service.