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LENOIR-Mack Harold Scruggs, age 71, of Lenoir, died Monday, May 19, 2014 at his residence. He was born February 6, 1943, in Henderson County, N.C., to the late Harold Lee and Ellen Cairnes Scruggs.
An outstanding baseball player, Scruggs was drafted by the Asheville farm team; however, his baseball career ended with an injury. Scruggs attended King College, Bristol, Tenn., and coached and refereed Little League and Colt League baseball. He helped organize a boys and girls soccer league in Evansville, Ind. Scruggs began a notable career with CreditThrift in Evansville, Ind., then joined MCI and BellSouth in Charlotte, N.C.
Following retirement, he worked part-time at Lowe's. A lifelong naturalist, Scruggs was an advocate of environmental conservation and sustainability. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, reader and camper. Scruggs loved and supported his family above all things and enjoyed a wide circle of friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Carolyn Sutherland Scruggs of Lenoir; sister, Ann Scruggs Collins of Mills River, N.C.; sister-in-law, Peg and Dr. John R. Palisano of Sewanee, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Dr. James N. and Suzanne Nash Sutherland of Durango, Colo.; a niece, Tonya Collins of Raleigh, N.C., and three nephews, Jeffery and Dr. Ann Sharpe Collins of Raleigh, N.C., Ben N. Palisano of Austin, Texas, and Eric J. Sutherland of Durango, Colo.; and two great-nephews, Eric and Will Collins of Raleigh.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 12:00 noon at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Lenoir, N.C., celebrated by the Rev. Julio Dominguez.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 1216 Harper Ave., Lenoir, N.C. 28645, tel. 828-758-8757.
Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on May 22, 2014
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