Ella Vaudine Tharpe Scott, 81 of Chipley, passed away Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at her residence. Ella was born Jan. 3, 1932 in Jackson County to George and Thelma (Bush) Tharpe. She had lived in the panhandle for 15 years since coming from Atlanta, Ga., where she worked in administration for USF&G insurance company.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Thelma Tharpe; husband, W.M. Scott; daughter, Donna Scott; two brothers, Buford Tharpe and Herman Tharpe and two sisters, Mildred Role and Ruth Griffin.
She is survived by her daughter, Theressa Rogers of Jacksonville; two brothers, Loyd Tharpe of Cottondale and Lenwood Tharpe of Bonifay; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Cottondale, with the Rev. David Taylor officiating. Interment followed in Piney Grove Baptist Church cemetery in Cottondale. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley is directing. Family will receive friends at Piney Grove Baptist Church following the service.