(06/27/1984 entered in pen)
SPENCER – Stella Atkinson Scruggs, 65, of 198 North Yadkin Ave., died Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the N.C. Baptist Hospital after being in declining health for eight years and seriously ill for 12 days.
The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church Spencer, with Rev. M. Wayne Oakes, pastor and Dr. Clyde D. Chapman, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in at Rowan Memorial Park.
The family will be at the Summersett Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 8. Memorials may be made to the Stella Scruggs Trust Fund in care of the First Baptist Church Spencer, 215 Fifth St., Spencer.
Born Feb. 11, 1919, in Pittsylvania County, Va., she was a daughter of the late George William Clinton and Susie Mina Pierce Atkinson. She was educated in the Rena schools in Pittsylvania County.
An active member of the first Baptist Church, Spencer, she had served as a deacon of the church, had taught in Sunday School and was a leader in the church training department. She was a member and past president of Judson-Lennen Circle of the WMU, and was director of the Rowan Baptist Association.
Survivors include her husband James Clarence Scruggs, whom she married Feb. 14, 1942, two sons, George Scruggs of Durham and Jimmie Scruggs of Columbus, S.C.; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Jean) [typo-should be Joan]
Jones of Spencer; a brother, G. L. Atkinson of Hurt, Va.; three sisters, Cora Bobbitt of Lynchburg, Va., Florence Arthur of Columbus, Ohio and Lillie Connor of Hurt, Va.; and six grandchildren.408
Birth1 Feb 1921, Spencer, NC:Rowan
Death4 Jul 1996, Spencer, NC:Rowan408
Death Memoat home
Burial6 Jul 1996, Spencer, NC:Rowan408
Burial MemoRowan Memorial Park
OBITUARYJames Clarence Scruggs
James Clarence Scruggs, Spencer N. C., 75, died Thursday, July 4, 1996, at his residence. He had been in declining health for a number of years.
Born Feb. 1, 1921, in Spencer, he was a son of the late Bertha Fielder Scruggs and Edward C. Scruggs. He was a retired conductor with Norfolk Southern Railroad for 49 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Spencer and the Men’ Bible class. He was a charter member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge # 2019, and was a member of Spencer AMVET Post #460. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
His wife, Stella Atkinson Scruggs, preceded him in death June 6, 1984.
He id survived by two sons, Jimmie R. Scruggs of Columbia, S.C., and George Scruggs of Durham, N.C.; one daughter, Joan (Mrs. Paul) Jones of Spencer; three brothers, Rufus E. Scruggs of Spencer, Fairfax Scruggs of Powhatan and Hugh P. Scruggs of Kenosha, Wis., five sisters, Clara Harper (twin sister), Virginia Walker, Ruby Layne and Ruth Davis, all of Hurt, and Naomi Rice of Salisbury, N.C., six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was conducted Saturday, 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Spencer, by the Rev. Franklin Myers. Burial was in Rowan Memorial Park.408
Marriage14 Feb 1942, Altavista, VA:Pittsylvania404