Friday, May 29, 2009

Ronald Gregory ( ca. 1953 - 21 May 2009) []

RONALD GREGORY, 56, passed on May 21, at home. Survivors include wife, Kathleen; children Letitia, Dwayne, and Kenneth. Beloved son of Virginia Scroggins [48983]; Big Mama, Vera Curry; brother of Jennifer Wilson, Carl (Patricia) Gregory, Teresa (Ervin, Jr.) McDermott, Mechelle Sample; step brother, Jerry Vines. Cherished grandfather of nine. Preceded in death by father, Squaire Gregory. U.S. Army Veteran. In lieu of flowers, a Ronald Gregory Benefit Fund at any Charter One Bank. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 30, WAKE AT 9 A.M., Funeral 9:30 at CUMMINGS AND DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, 13201 EUCLID.

Published in The Plain Dealer from 5/28 to 5/29/2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hannelore (Lore) Scroggins () []

Hannelore (Lore) Scroggins        
1930 - 2009
Graveside services for Hannelore (Lore) Scroggins, 79, of Denison, will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, May. 29, 2009 at Carson Cemetery, Ector. Tx, under the direction of Wise Funeral Home. Lore passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Homestead of Denison.

Lore was born in Erlangen, West Germany on May 17, 1930 to the Late Jacob Eger and Barbara Pfister Eger. She attended school in Germany. She married Loyd Scroggins on June 26, 1976. She worked as a waitress at Ben’s and Dolly’s in Bonham, and was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are ~

Daughter Millie Yancey of Denison

Several siblings, nieces and nephews living in Germany

Grandchildren: Alvin Pitt and wife Jennifer

Great Grandchildren: Dylan, Aaron, and Jax Pitt

Online guest register www.wisefuneralhome.com


Hannelore "Lore" Scroggins        
BONHAM - Graveside services for Hannelore "Lore" Scroggins, 79, of Denison will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Carson Cemetery in Ector under the direction of Wise Funeral Home. Lore passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Homestead of Denison.
Surviving are her daughter, Millie Yancey of Denison; several siblings; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Online guest register www.wisefuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat (Sherman & Denison, TX) on 5/28/2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Howard Scroggins (Oct 1938 - 24 May 2009) [48608]

Howard Scroggins, 70

BASTROP — Howard Scroggins, a heavy equipment mechanic and millwright, died Sunday. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cox Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hughes Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Monroe (LA) News-Star, 25 May 2009



Cox Funeral Home

Howard Scroggins
Born in Mangham, Louisiana on Sep. 9, 1938
Departed on May 24, 2009 and resided in Bastrop, LA.
Visitation:     Monday, May 25, 2009
Service:     Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Cemetery:     Hughes Chapel Cemetery
 
Funeral services for Mr. Howard Scroggins will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home with the Reverends Shelton Morgan and Willie Thornhill officiating. Interment and committal services will follow at Hughes Chapel Cemetery with the Reverend Britt Dupree officiating. Services are under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Howard Scroggins, a heavy equipment mechanic and millwright by trade, was born September 9, 1938 in Mangham, Louisiana to the late James Robert Scroggins and Cora Lee Waites Scroggins. He died Sunday, May 24, 2009 surrounded by his family at his home in Bastrop. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Myrtle Scroggins Meeks; three brothers, Robert Martin Scroggins, Allen Scroggins, James Scroggins; sister-in-law, Connie Scroggins; two brothers-in-laws, James William Bounds and Henry Jasper Meeks.

Mr. Scroggins is survived by his wife of fifty years Martha Jane Scroggins of Bastrop; three daughters, Virginia Loveday and her husband, Mike of Bastrop, Linda Etheridge and her husband, Larry of Saffell, Arkansas and their children Stuart, Ryan, Kristi, and Kevin; Doris McKithern and her husband, Stephen of Ruston, Louisiana and their children Adam and Lessie;
a son, Aubrey Scroggins and his wife, Janet of Monroe, Louisiana and their children Ashley Delhommer and her husband, John and Brandon Clark; one great-grandchild Mason Delhommer; five sisters Agnes Carter, Lois May and her husband Joe, Sue Bounds, Beatrice Nealy and her husband Don, Bertha Lou Fortune and her husband Darwin; one brother Floyd Scroggins; two sisters-in-law Mary Ruth Scroggins and Bonita Scroggins; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers are Mike Scroggins, Tommy Scroggins, Ronald Scroggins, Rodney Laughlin, Kenneth Laughlin, Tommy Morgan, and Alvin Wayne May.
Honorary pallbearers will be Stuart, Ryan, and Kevin Etheridge, Adam McKithern, and Brandon Clark.

The family will receive friends Monday evening May 25, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Patricia A. Scroggins (29 Oct 1930 - 21 May 2009) [38885]

Peninsula Daily News

Patricia A. Scroggins

Oct. 29, 1930 -- May 21, 2009

Sequim resident Patricia A. Scroggins died of renal failure in Port Angeles. She was 78.

Services: Monday, May 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. visitation in Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles.

www.drennanford.com



Drennan & Ford Funeral Home and Crematory

Patricia A. Scroggins
(October 29, 1930 - May 21, 2009)

Sequim resident Patricia A. Scroggins died of renal failure in Port Angeles. She was 78. A complete obituary will be published later.

Services: Monday, May 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. visitation in Drennan-Ford Funeral Home, Port Angeles.

Please sign the online guestbook for the family at www.drennanford.com

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Margaret Owen Newland (17 Jan 1925 - 3 Mar 2009) []

Margaret Owen Newland

NEWLAND, Margaret Owen Age 84, a Nashville native, died March 3rd, 2009 at home in Maitland, FL. She was born January 17, 1925 to Joseph N. Owen and Eleanor Hill Owen of Nashville. As wife of oil company executive, C. Bruce Newland, she had lived across the Southeast before settling in Charlotte, NC in 1968. After rearing two sons and the death of her husband, she began tutoring elementary students in reading, and then did similar work in the Charlotte-Mecklenberg School System for many years. An antiques and history buff, she was an active docent at the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite. She had resided in the Orlando area for four and a half years. She is survived by her sons, C. Edward Newland of Richmond, VA and Joseph N. Newland of Philadelphia, PA; granddaughters, Maggie Newland Scroggins [44021] of Minneapolis and Christy Newland Bush of Richmond, Emily Jane Hartman of Nashville and Orlando, and Ellen Roddy of Orlando. There will be a Memorial service for Ms. Newland at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12 Noon.

Published in The Tennessean on 5/21/2009

Lloyd Johnson, Jr. (2 Jul 1938 - 19 May 2009) []

Lloyd Johnson Jr.        
Dr. Lloyd Johnson Jr., 70, passed away May 19, 2009. He is loved and will be dearly missed. He will be remembered by many as a wonderful doctor and friend, and he will be remembered by his family as an amazing husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. His life was dedicated to serving God and helping others through medicine, to cheering on the Crimson Tide with friends, and to making his family feel loved and cherished. That family, as it celebrates him, recalls the days he spent with them cruising in the boat, driving out West in the RV, cheering through the lens of a video camera at countless sporting events and sitting in his chair at the dinner table.

Lloyd was born July 2, 1938, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to loving parents. He grew up in Florence, Ala., where he played basketball at Coffee High School and reigned as Mr. Coffee High, graduating in 1956. He returned to Tuscaloosa to attend the University of Alabama. He excelled in the classroom and on the basketball court as team captain, despite the distance from his beloved mother's cooking. After a business school course in statistics, he decided to change his major to pre-med. He graduated from the Medical College of Alabama in 1961.

He met his wife, Joan, in the University of Alabama Emergency Room, where they both were in training. A man of efficiency, he proposed in the VA cafeteria. They married June 25, 1966, and would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary this summer.

Dedicated to a life of service, Lloyd worked as an orthopedic surgeon for 34 years, "retiring" in 2004. He still gave Social Security exams once a week and continued to work at area clinics. He supported Christian mission work around the world. Lloyd believed in ministering to those less fortunate, quietly providing food, favors, diagnoses, support and a helping hand to friends and strangers in need. He loved the islands of Hawaii, blue grass gospel, and Diet Mountain Dew, always in two-liter bottles. He memorized the front nine at Turtle Point, where he was a member, and always carried a customized calendar to show off pictures of his wife, four children, their spouses and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, May 22, in the atrium of First Baptist Church of Florence. The service will directly follow at 4 p.m. in First Baptist Church sanctuary. The Right Revered John Harper, of Birmingham, will officiate. Elkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Lloyd is survived by his wife, Joan Palmer Johnson; his children and their spouses, Lloyd and Holly Johnson, Tim and Kristi Smith, Todd and Betsy Johnson, and Brian and Ashley Kappel; his grandchildren, Alex, Ella, Lily, Gabrielle, Sienna, Ethan, and a seventh, a girl due in August; his sister, Sissy Scroggins (Derrell); and his niece, Mary Sue Ridgway (Alan).

He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Johnson Sr.; his mother, Mary Sue Johnson; and his niece, Suzanne Scroggins.

Pallbearers will be David Crawford, Frank Hatchett, Still Hunter, John Lawson, Jim Northington, Uhland Redd, Ed Tease and Bob Yoder. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Florence Rotary and the Lauderdale County Medical Society.

In lieu of flowers, Lloyd's wife and children prefer donations be made to Habitat for Humanity, in honor of the loving home he built for them.

You are invited to sign the online guest register at www. elkinsfh.com.

Published in the Florence Times Daily on 5/21/2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Scroggins, Karen Annette Larie (Woods) (16 Aug 1960 - 20 May 2009) [53397].
Summary (21 Jun 2014)
(Updated 22 Jun 2014).

Eddie R. Overpeck Jr. (6 Aug 1958 - 15 May 2009) []

Eddie R. Overpeck Jr.        
BRAZIL — Eddie R. Overpeck Jr. age 50, passed away unexpectedly on May 15, 2009 at 5:03 p.m. at his residence. He was born in Brazil. Ind. on Aug. 6, 1958, to Eddie R. Overpeck Sr. and Donna K. Monninger Jones.Survivors include his companion, Sharon Scroggins; son, Dustin; daughter, Dana Rutledge; father, Eddie R. Overpeck Sr.; two brothers, James E. and Gary W.; sister, Cinda Vandevier.He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Monninger Jones and infant sister, Tracy.Memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church, 945 E. Co. Rd. 1200 N. Brazil, Ind. (U.S. 40 to 100 E, then North to 1200N) Pastor Dick Mc Shanog will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family. Mattox-Wood Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Published in The Tribune Star from 5/20/2009 - 5/22/2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hamilton H. Hymon (24 Apr 1955 - 18 May 2009) []

Hamilton H. Hymon        
Hamilton H. Hymon, 54, Topeka, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2009 at Midland Hospice House. Hamilton was born April 24, 1955 in Leland, MS, the son of Isaiah and Magnolia (Hampton) Hymon. He moved to Topeka with his family in 1959. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1974. He received his Certificate in Printing from Kaw Area Vocational Technical School. He was employed with Adams Business Forms and Cardinal Brands for 27 years. He later worked for Durham School Bus Service. He was a member and past president of the Graphic Communication International Union #560S, and the Topeka Travelers Bowlers Association. Hamilton married Ginger Lane on April 22, 1978 in Topeka. She survives. Other survivors include sons, William J. Hymon, Robert D. Hymon, David A. Scroggins []; brother, John B. Hymon and wife Johnnetta; sisters, Dora Mae Lafleur and husband, Jean, and Nannette Hymon, all of Topeka, and Brenda Kay Guliford, Hampton, VA. Also, two God children, Stephan and Michelle Perkins, step brothers, step sisters, cousins, Uncles, Aunts, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Noble A. Bradley. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2009 at the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ. Burial will follow in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Hamilton will lie in state at Dove Funeral Home, 4020 SW 6th after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday and visitation with family will be from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas, 66606 or Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, 2420 SE Bellview, Topeka, Kansas 66605. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.DoveFuneralHome.com.

Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal from 5/19/2009 - 5/21/2009

Della Gorcica Milliigan (3 Jan 1909-14 May 2009) []

Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) and Herald News (West Paterson, NJ) - May 19, 2009
Deceased Name: MILLIGAN - Della (nee Gorcica)
100, former Wallington resident, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 14, 2009, at the Palm Terrace of Lakeland, in Lakeland, Florida, where Mrs. Milligan has resided since 2001.

For forty-seven years of marriage Della Milligan was the beloved wife of Jack (Harry) Milligan who preceded her in death in 1972. Mr. and Mrs. Milligan settled in Wallington after moving from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania in the mid-1930s and were for many years the owners of "Milligan's Candy Store" on Wallington Avenue. Della Milligan also worked twenty years at the East Rutherford Syringe Co. In 1989 Mrs. Milligan moved to Florida to be near her youngest grandchild, Matthew Harvey Pope, now 21.

In January 3, 2009, Mrs. Milligan celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at Palm Terrace. This Mother's Day was also a very special day when Mrs. Milligan received a surprise visit from her eldest daughter and granddaughter who drove into Lakeland for the day from their homes in Ponte Vedra Beach, in northeast Florida. Mrs. Milligan and daughter Mrs. Gaylene (the late Harvey) Pope, who has a home nearby in Lakeland, and daughter and former Wallington resident, Betty Pavlic (Mrs. Donald) Syrek, and granddaughter, Mrs. Madeline (Pavlic) Scrogin [38684?], and the daughter of Mrs. Syrek, were reunited with all three generations together for the first time since Thanksgiving 1995. Grandson-in-law, Bruce Scrogin, videotaped a large part of the reunion of the four "Milligan" women.

In addition to the above family members, Mrs. Milligan is survived by first grandson, Chester (Chet) Pavlic and his wife, Jo Anne Adams Pavlic, of Pickerington, Ohio; sister-in-law Mrs. Dolly (Jules) Trestka of Wallington; niece Patricia (Mrs. Michael) MacCormack of Lakeland and formerly of Wallington. Della Gorcica Milligan was the last remaining of ten Gorcica siblings and as such is survived by many generations of nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, 10 AM, at the Kamienski Funeral Home, 106 Locust Avenue, Wallington. Internment George Washington Memorial Park, Paramus. Visiting Wednesday morning only, 8-10 AM.

Record, The (Hackensack, NJ) and Herald News (West Paterson, NJ)
Date: May 19, 2009
Edition: All Editions
Page: L04
Record Number: ff94a204c45a3737389834812dc4dda6
Copyright (c) 2009 North Jersey Media Group Inc.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wanda Scroggins Cumbra (5 Nov 1931 - 11 Apr 2009) [48925]

Wanda S. Cumbra

CUMBRA, Wanda S.
Left this earthly plane on April 11, 2009. Born Wanda Scroggins in Talihina, Okla., on Nov. 5, 1931 and raised in Mokelumme Hill, Calif., by her ''parents'' Tyler and Ida Yale. Her parents, sister Melba Sterling and her husband Jack A. Cumbra predeceased her. Wanda worked for 45 years at Pac Bell as an operator with the last 22 years being at the State Capitol. She is survived by her adoring daughter Debra Cumbra Freeman, her constant companion Lucy, her toy poodle, and - as it should be - by many friends, neighbors of multiple years, and other family. Interment was conducted on April 24 at Mokelumme Hill Protestant Cemetery in Mokelumme Hill, Calif., where she was laid to rest next to her mother Ida. A remembrance of her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, at First United Methodist Church, 21st & J in Sacramento.
Published in the The Sacramento Bee on 5/17/2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Melva Eldridge Scroggins (11 Nov 1929 - 15 May 2009) []

Melva Eldridge Scroggins
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Melva Eldridge Scroggins November 11, 1929 - May 15, 2009 COLUMBUS, GA—Melva Eldridge Scroggins, 79, passed away after a brief illness on May 15, 2009. She was born on November 11, 1929, in Cottondale, Florida to G. Cleveland Eldridge and Christine Burlison Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Rudolph Scroggins, Sr. [42572] Melva was a resident of Columbus, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama for many years. She was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her two sons, Allen Rudolph Scroggins, Jr. and his wife, Anna Matos Scroggins of Winter Springs, Florida and Joel Cleveland Scroggins and his wife, Donna Swift Scroggins of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren, Michael Nunez, Priscilla Nunez, Erica Shaw, and Jonathan Nunez of Winter Springs, Florida, Matthew Jess Scroggins, Andrew David Scroggins, and Leah Kathryn Scroggins of Birmingham, Alabama; and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by her three sisters, Mellie Eldridge Fountain, Mary Sue Eldridge Batastini of Columbus, Georgia and Betty Eldridge Fishner of Atlanta, Georgia; and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with services beginning at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Gary Furr and Dr. Dennis Faust will be officiating. The pall bearers will be Barry Fishner, Matthew Scroggins, Andrew Scroggins, Wesley Griffin, Michael Nunez, and Christopher Wade. Honorary pall bearers will be Jonathan Nunez and Greg Fishner. In lieu of flowers, Melva requested donations be made to the Big Oak Ranch or the .
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on 5/17/2009


Melva Eldridge Scroggins
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SCROGGINS, MELVA ELDRIDGE, 79, passed away after a brief illness on May 15, 2009. She was born on November 11, 1929, in Cottondale, Florida to G. Cleveland Eldridge and Christine Burlison Eldridge. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Rudolph Scroggins, Sr. She is survived by her two sons, Allen Rudolph Scroggins, Jr. and his wife Anna Matos Scroggins of Winter Springs, Florida; and Joel Cleveland Scroggins and his wife, Donna Swift Scroggins of Birmingham, Alabama, grandchildren, Michael Nunez, Priscilla Nunez, Erica Shaw, and Jonathan Nunez of Winter Springs, Florida, Matthew Jess Scroggins, Andrew David Scroggins, and Leah Kathryn Scroggins of Birmingham, Alabama and four great grandchildren. She is also survived by her three sisters, Mellie Eldridge Fountain, Mary Sue Eldridge Batastini of Columbus, Georgia and Betty Eldridge Fishner of Atlanta, Georgia and a number of nieces and nephews. Melva was a resident of Columbus, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama for many years. She was loved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with services beginning at 1:00 p.m. Dr. Gary Furr and Dr. Dennis Faust will be officiating. The pall bearers will be Barry Fishner, Matthew Scroggins, Andrew Scroggins, Wesley Griffin, Michael Nunez, and Christopher Wade. Honorary pall bearers will be Jonathan Nunez and Greg Fishner. In lieu of flowers, Melva requested donations be made to the Big Oak Ranch or the .
Published in The Birmingham News on 5/17/2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Freddy Dale Scroggins (ca. 1967-13 May 2009) []

Rome (GA) News-Tribune, 15 May 2009

Rome native dies at Erlanger after April crash
by Summerville News

A Summerville truck driver and Rome native has died from injuries suffered during a wreck on April 20 near Dalton.

Freddy Dale Scroggins, 32, overturned his logging truck on Highway 201 west of Westside, near Dalton. Scroggins died Wednesday at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Debra Ann Johnson (17 Feb 1958 - 12 May 2009) []

Montville, CT - Debra Ann Johnson, 51, of Uncasville, passed away at home
where she lived with her companion, John Scroggins, on Tuesday, May 12,
2009, due to medical complications.
Debbie was born Feb. 17, 1958, in Norwich, and resided in Montville most of
her life.

Debbie was the loving daughter of Albert Johnson and the late Maryann
Johnson. She also leaves a brother, Christopher Johnson of Uncasville. She
was the beloved mother of her children, Heather Kraft in Daytona Beach,
Fla., Tiffany Rodriguez Devine of New London, and Nicholas Devine of
Moosup. Debbie also leaves behind three grandchildren, Xavier Garcia, Mya
Jasmine Rodriguez, and Serena Devine; and many other family members and
friends.

She was predeceased by her brother, Ricky Johnson and her beloved son,
Jason Devine.

The legacy of her love and compassion for friends and family, along with
her passion for crafting, antiquing, and most of all, spending time with
her children and grandchildren, will always be remembered.

Family and friends may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, at the
Montville Funeral Home of Church and Allen, Route 32, Montville. A funeral
home service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 18. Burial will be
private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be given to DaVita
Dialysis, 113 Salem Tpk., Norwich CT 06360.
Published in The Day on 5/15/2009 www.theday.com

Steven P. Pietarila (27 Jun 1971 - 9 May 2009) []

Steven Pietarila, age 37, of Willow Spring NC, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, May 9, 2009 with his family and friends at his side. Steven was born in Olathe, KS on June 27, 1971, the youngest son of Janice and Randall Pietarila. He moved to California in 1980 and graduated from Capistrano Valley High in 1989. He loved music, acting, and art. He met and married Yvette K Pinson in 2006 and they were blessed with a baby daughter, Taylor Grace Linda Pietarila in 2008. Left to cherish his memory are his wife Yvette, infant daughter Taylor Grace, mother Jan and step-father Gary, all of Willow Springs, NC, his brother David and his wife Wendie of Lake Forest, CA, grandmother Wilma Scroggins [39235] and uncle Larry Scroggins [48913] of Girard, KS, uncle Jim Pietarila, aunt Susie Pietarila, and cousins of Olathe, KS. He will also be remembered by his nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law of CA and OK, and by his treasured friends throughout the country, too numerous to count. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the doctors and staff of Duke University Hospital, especially those of the 9100 and 9300 Cancer wings, for the loving care they provided throughout his journey. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the Garner Christian Fellowship, 580 Village Court, Garner, NC. Another Life Celebration will be held in Southern California, date yet to be announced. To view the celebration invitation and RSVP on Facebook, go to www.facebook.com to setup a free account and then Search for Steve Pietarila and select the Life Celebration Service Event. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help care for and raise Steve’s baby daughter or to Duke University Cancer Research Center to help with Sarcoma research. To support Taylor Grace - make checks or money orders to Garner Christian Fellowship, with a separate note indicating that the donation is made in Steven’s name, for the care of Taylor. Mail to 580 Village Court, Garner, NC, 27529. To support Sarcoma research - make check or money order to Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center with a separate note indicating “Gift for Sarcoma research in Steve Pietarila’s name.” Mail to DUMC – 3828, Durham NC 27710. Arrangements by Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner

Published in The News & Observer [Raleigh, NC] on 5/15/2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Don E. Scroggins (27 Nov 1941 - 13 May 2009) [26801]

Don E. Scroggins
PLATTSBURGH — Mr. Don E. Scroggins, 67, of Monty Street, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. He was born in Ettowah, Tenn., Nov. 27, 1941, son of James and Evelyn (Burnette) Scroggins.

Don served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He cooked for the Knights of Columbus Council 255 in Plattsburgh for many years, retiring due to his health. Don was well known for putting on many delicious meals. He was a member of the American Legion Post 20 and a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 125, where he served as Quartermaster for several years.

Don is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Premore, whom he married Aug. 8, 1964, at Our Lady of Victory Church in Plattsburgh; one son, John M. Scroggins of Plattsburgh; one daughter, Katherine Young and her husband Neil of West Chazy; one precious grandson, Hunter Young of West Chazy; two brothers, James R. Scroggins and his wife Priscilla of Melbourne, J. David Scroggins and his wife Suzanne of Warrensburg; two sisters, Rebecca "Becky" Brown and her husband Collin of Plattsburgh, Margaret "Cricket" Terry and her husband Donald of Plattsburgh; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his father, James R. Scroggins; and one brother, Stanley E. Scroggins.

At Don's request, there will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Don's memory may be made to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center in Plattsburgh.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court St., Plattsburgh.

The Scroggins family wants to extend their sincere gratitude to the R5 Staff at CVPH Medical Center.

Published in the Press Republican from 5/14/2009 - 5/15/2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WTVC: Suspected Child Kidnapper Captured in the Act

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Suspected Child Kidnapper Captured in the Act

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A shirtless stranger lurks in a parking lot, grabs a little girl and takes off - that's what Chattanooga Police tell us happened earlier today. But believe it or not witnesses say a five year old boy helped make this a close call instead a frightening kidnapping.

Jeremy Mizell sits in the back of a squad car after police say he tried to snatch a six year old girl in front the Ace Hardware Store on East Brainerd Rd.

"My heart was beating I thought I was going to have a heart attack I was so scared," Kenneth Scroggins, the girl's grandfather, says. "It's a grandparents worse nightmare because he was ten yards from getting her."

A nightmare that Scroggins says almost became a reality when a stranger lured his six year old granddaughter, Loren, over to a fence on the side of the parking lot.

"He gave you some cookies is that right?" we ask Loren and her five year old brother Eamon. Both shake their heads at the same time. "No he lied," Eamon says.

Instead of cookies Eamon says the stranger served his sister a surprise.

"Grabbed her," Eamon says. "He grabbed her.. what did you do?" we ask. "I went behind him!"

An unlikely hero who managed to pursue Mizell until his grandfather realized what was happening.

"He was going after the guy that had his sister and that's how I see that blue shirt dropping over that wall and I know there not supposed to be in that parking lot," Scroggins says.

So Scroggins took off and caught up with Mizell a few feet away from his car.

"He said I wasn't hurting her I wasn't hurting her and I said yes you was, you was trying to kidnap her and he said please sir don't kill me please sir don't kill me because I told him I was going to kill him," Scroggins says.

But Mizell managed to get away until police caught up with him several block down the road - we're told he was not wearing a shirt or any shoes.

"It was very fortunate that the grandfather was around to observe it, gave chase and recovered the child," Sgt. Jerri Weary, with the Chattanooga Police Department, says.

Sgt. Weary tells us Mizell will face an especially aggravated kidnapping charge but also tells us they found porn in his car which means he could be facing additional.

"They need to hang him - I should have went on and hit him, cause he'll get out again and I bet he's been in there before," Scroggins says.

Police tell us that Mizell has been arrested before for lewd conduct and for inhaling paint.

Brian Patrick Scroggins (ca. 1974 - 8 May 2009) []

BRIAN SCROGGINS
Brian Patrick Scroggins, 35, of Las Vegas, passed away May 8, 2009. He was a facility maintenance supervisor. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at Palm Mortuary, 1325 N. Main St.

Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on 5/12/2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Ingram Maurice Scroggins

Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) - May 7, 2009
Deceased Name: SCROGGINS, INGRAM MAURICE
On May 1, 2009, INGRAM. Visitation, 2140 N. Fulton Avenue, Friday 5 to 8 PM. Family will receive friends Monday 11 AM at the chapel, funeral to follow at 11:30 AM.

Sun, The (Baltimore, MD)
Date: May 7, 2009
Edition: Final
Record Number: 0905070054
Copyright (c) 2009 The Baltimore Sun Company


Joseph H. Brown, Jr. Funeral Home
Ingram Maurice Scoggins, Sr.
Born in Baltimore, MD on Jul. 20, 1950
Departed on May 1, 2009 and resided in Baltimore, MD.

Visitation:     Sunday, May 10, 2009
Service:     Monday, May 11, 2009
Cemetery:     Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery

Ingram Maurice scroggins sr., affectionately know as "Inky" or "Big I," was born on July 20, 1950 in baltimore, Maryland, son of the late Marian Turner and London whitier. He entered eternal rest on May 1, 2009 after a lengthy illness.
Ingram was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System. Upon completion of his education he went into the Job Corps. He jioned the U.S. Army where he became a weapons specialist and received an honorable dicharge. After leaving the service he was employed by the U.S. Postal service, Good Humor and Cloverland Dairy.

Ingram married his childhood sweetheart Gail on October 8, 1980. From this union two childred were born, Dionne and Ingram Jr. Ingram enjoyed singing, playing games, listening to music and building aquariums.
He will be truly missed by everyone who knew him.

He leaves to celebrate his life; his wife, Gail Scroggins; daughter, Dionne; two sons, Ingram Jr. and Justin; stepfather, Percy Turner Sr.; two brothers, Percy Turner Jr. and Marcel Turner of Long Beach, Ca. (two brothers preceded him in eternal rest, Alvin Dr. and Larry); sister, Muriel Turner; two brothers-in-lws, Albert and Edward Green; three sisters-in-law, June Mabrey, Yvonne Green and Jennifer Turner; two uncles, James Truitt and Oscar Turner; four grandchildren, Nejene, Jalen, IngramIII and Jkaya; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Clifton Eugene Scroggins (13 Aug 1945-2 May 2009) [46590]

Mr. Clifton Scroggins        

Mr. Clifton Eugene Scroggins of Enterprise passed away Saturday, May 2, at his residence. He was 63.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Sorrells Funeral Home in Slocomb with the Revs. J.E. Wesley and J.L. Wesley officiating. Burial will follow in Slocomb City Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Mr. Scroggins was born Aug. 13, 1945, in Marietta, Ga. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt T.C. Scroggins [46588] and Mary Catherine Ray Scroggins [46589]; three children: Wayne Scroggins [46592], Ryan Scroggins [46593], Charmaine Scroggins [46594]; a sister, Lucille Wallace []; a brother, Thomas Scroggins [].

Survivors include two sons: Clarence Eugene Scroggins [46595], Enterprise, Anthony Lee Lawson, Sanford, Fla.; two brothers: Paul Scroggins [], Ga., Edmond Scroggins [], Texas; seven grandchildren: Curtis Creech, Steven Scroggins, Kevin Scroggins, Chelsea Scroggins, Ashley Scroggins, Heather Smith, Dustin Lindsey; several nieces and nephews.

To sign a guest register, visit www.sorrellsfuneral homes.com.

Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb, (334) 886-7777, is in charge of arrangements. To sign a guest register, visit www.sorrells funeralhomes.com.

Published in the Dothan Eagle on 5/4/2009

Margaret R. Scroggins (11 Apr 1922-2 May 2009) [44195]

Margaret R. Scroggins

DECATUR - Margaret R. Scroggins, 87, of Decatur, passed away 3:40 pm Saturday, May 2, 2009 at St. Mary's Hospital. Services to celebrate Margaret's life will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Offerman officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 – 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment with the "Flight Home" Ceremony will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor's choice. Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home is assisting her family with these arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be shared with Margaret's family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com. Margaret was born April 11, 1922 in Decatur, daughter of William and Emma (Schimanski) Luka. She married Melvin T. Scroggins [31739] in Decatur on February 14, 1954. She worked in the laundry at Decatur Memorial Hospital and later was employed by Model Paris Laundry from where she retired in the mid 1970's. Maggie enjoyed watching television and especially QVC. She is survived by her siblings: Robert Luka of Long Creek, Betty Wall of Decatur, John (Marianne) of Springfield, Mary Pruss of Wenatchee, WA, Alma Bailey of Rushville, IL, Paul Luka of Thomasville, GA, Fred (Margo) Luka of Stilesville, IN, Raymond (Pat) Luka of Blue Mound, and Helen Entler of Decatur, and several nieces and nephews. Maggie was reunited in heaven with her husband, parents, two brothers Walter and William Luka and two sisters Esther Atwell and Hilda Sheets. Maggie's family would like to express thanks to Dr. Newlin and staff, McKinnley Court Care Centre, nurses on fourth and fifth floors at St. Mary's Hospital, and a "Special Thanks" to nieces Ruth Race and Susan Acklin for their loving care for Aunt Maggie. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.com/herald-review/Obituaries.asp

Published in the Decatur Herald & Review on 5/4/2009

Feature ImageGraceland-Fairlawn Funeral Home 

Margaret R. Scroggins
April 11, 1922 - May 2, 2009

Facts
Born: April 11, 1922
Place of Birth: Decatur
Death: May 2, 2009
Place of Death: Decatur, Illinois
Occupation: laundry laborer
Hobbies: watching television especially QVC

Biography

Scroggins

Decatur-Margaret R. Scroggins, 87, of Decatur, passed away 3:40 pm Saturday, May 2, 2009 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

Services to celebrate Margaret’s life will be held 11:00 am Tuesday, May 5, 2009 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home with Pastor Ray Offerman officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 – 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment with the “Flight Home” Ceremony will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home is assisting her family with these arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be shared with Margaret’s family at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.

Margaret was born April 11, 1922 in Decatur, daughter of William and Emma (Schimanski) Luka. She married Melvin T. Scroggins in Decatur on February 14, 1954. She worked in the laundry at Decatur Memorial Hospital and later was employed by Model Paris Laundry from where she retired in the mid 1970’s. Maggie enjoyed watching television and especially QVC.

She is survived by her siblings: Robert Luka of Long Creek, Betty Wall of Decatur, John (Marianne) of Springfield, Mary Pruss of Wenatchee, WA, Alma Bailey of Rushville, IL, Paul Luka of Thomasville, GA, Fred (Margo) Luka of Stilesville, IN, Raymond (Pat) Luka of Blue Mound, and Helen Entler of Decatur, and several nieces and nephews.

Maggie was reunited in heaven with her parents, two brothers Walter and William Luka and two sisters Esther Atwell and Hilda Sheets.

Maggie’s family would like to express thanks to Dr. Newlin and staff, McKinnley Court Care Centre, nurses on fourth and fifth floors at St. Mary’s Hospital, and a “Special Thanks” to nieces Ruth Race and Susan Acklin for their loving care for Aunt Maggie.

Thomas Claude "T.C." Boyer (27 May 1927 - 3 May 2009) []

Thomas Claude "T.C." Boyer

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Claude "T.C." Boyer, 81, of Bastrop will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with the Reverends Bubba Jordan and Alan Eppinette officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Thomas Claude Boyer was born May 27, 1927 in Arcadia to the late Emmett Boyer and Exer Scroggins [48861] Boyer. He died Sunday, May 3, 2009 at home surrounded by his family. Mr. Boyer was raised on a farm in Richland Parish. He married his wife, Willie Mae Ponder, 57 years ago and together they raised two daughters. He worked most of his life in the trucking buisness. In his younger years he was known as "Top-Cat" but he quickly became better known as "Big Pa" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the love of his life. In addition to his family "T.C." had two special friends; his two dogs, Ginger and Tarbaby. Mr. Boyer is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett Boyer and Exer Boyer; three brothers, Elton Boyer, Johnny Boyer and Ernest Boyer; and a sister, Lorene Pitts.

Mr. Boyer is survived by his wife, Willie Mae Boyer; his two daughters, Sheila Stamper and her husband, Gary and Pam Montgomery and her husband, Gene; four grandchildren, Tracy Powell and his wife, Denise, Shane Yates and his wife, Kim, Carol Perry and her husband, Benjy and Preston Yates; four great-grandchildren, Cole Perry, Hunter Perry, Luke Powell and Emme Yates; a sister, Narvis Robertson; and two sisters-in-laws, Julia Boyer and Vera Boyer.

Serving as pallbearers are Shane Yates, Preston Yates, Scott Stamper, Jimmy Ponder, Doug Ponder and Joe Robertson.

Published in the Bastrop Daily Enterprise from 5/4/2009 - 5/10/2009

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Lucille Scroggins (ca. 1930-30 Apr 2009) []

Lucille Scroggins

SCROGGINS, LucilleAge 79 of Athens, AL. April 30, 2009. Service 2 p.m. Sunday. Visit 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. ARDMORE MEMORIAL, 256-423-4100.

Published in The Tennessean on 5/2/2009

Lucille Scroggins        
March 8, 1930 - April 30, 2009


Lucille Scroggins, 79, of Athens died Thursday.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Fielding Cemetery.


Published in The Huntsville Times on 5/2/2009

Lucille Scroggins        

Athens

Funeral for Lucille Scroggins, 79, 2 p.m. Sunday at Ardmore Memorial, burial in Fielding Cemetery. Visitation 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. Scroggins died April 30, 2009. She was the widow of James Scroggins.
Published in the Decatur Daily on 5/2/2009