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Scroggins, Lee, 1878-1965 [k-22732] (SP:10-G157; HS:F2h)

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Obituary - The Graphic, Lake City, Iowa, April 1965

Funeral Here for Lee Scroggins, 86

Funeral services for Lee Scroggins, 86, of Rockford, Ill., were held Wednesday afternoon at Huffman Memorial Chapel here with the Rev. John Stemple of Woodlawn Christian church officiating.  Interment was in the Lake City cemetery.

Mr. Scroggins, who died at a nursing home in Cherry Valley, Ill., had been ill about three years.  He was born in Lake City and was a drayman and road maintenance worker here before going to Rockford in 1945.

Surviving are six sons: John Scroggins of Kalamazoo, Michigan; Robert Scroggins, Lake City; Alfred Scroggins, Anderson, Calif.; Roland Scroggins, Aurora, Ill.; Henry Scroggins, Redding, Calif.; Fred Scroggins, Rockford, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Archie Wood, Lake City; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  His wife preceded him in death in 1954.


Services at Lake City For Lee Scroggins

LAKE CITY - Funeral services for Lee Scroggins, 86, Rockford, Ill., were Wednesday at Huffman Memorial Chapel, Lake city, the Rev. John Stemple officiating.

Pallbearers were Gerald lasher, A. M. Lundberg, Dale Wadsworth, John Molitor, Archie Rice, and LeRoy Morgan.  Burial was in Lake City cemetery.

Mr. Scroggins died Sunday in a nursing home in Cherry Valley, Ill.  He had been ill for three years.

Lee Scroggins, son of Alfred and Rebecca Woods Scroggins, was born July 24, 1878 at Lake City, and attended Lake City schools.  On April 6, 1897, he was married to Cora Jane Green at Lake City.

For 32 years he worked on the Calhoun County maintenance crew, and also operated a dray line in Lake City.  In 1945 he and Mrs. Scroggin moved to Rockford, Ill.  She died in 1954.

He is survived by six sons: John of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Alfred of Anderson, Calif.; Roland of Aurora, Ill.; Henry of Redding, Calif.; Fred of Rockford, Ill.; and Robert of Lake City; a daughter, Mrs. Archie (Genevieve) Wood, Lake City; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by his wife, parents, a son, Bert, two grandchildren, two sisters, and seven brothers.

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