SALTILLO – James Daniel ""Danny"" Scruggs, 68, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home. He was born in Tupelo on July 21, 1945, to Tommy and Pauline Barnes Scruggs. After graduating from Saltillo High School, he went on to serve in the U.S. Army. For several years, he was employed with different furniture companies, working in the shipping and cutting departments. He retired from Independent Furniture. His interests included fishing and cooking, and he was especially known as a ""mean"" catfish chef. He was a member of East Main Church of Christ.
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Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 27, at Beech Springs Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Martha Avery Scruggs of Saltillo; one daughter, Jennifer Michelle Scruggs of the home; two brothers, Terry Scruggs (Penny) of Madison, Ala. and Kyle Scruggs of Saltillo; his niece, Sarah Wallace; his nephew,Thomas Scruggs; and great-niece, Aubrie Bynum.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors
535 West Jefferson Street Tupelo, MS 38804
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Apr. 28, 2014