Mrs. Bea Gilstrap Scroggs, age 94, of Oakwood passed away Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.
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Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, from the chapel of Memorial Park South Funeral Home with interment following at Oakwood City Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Fenlon will officiate. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at Memorial Park South Funeral Home.
Mrs. Scroggs was a loving Christian wife and mother, born Aug. 25, 1918, to the late Pete C. & Bertha Savage Gilstrap in White County. She worked at a textile mill in Atlanta during World War II, and married Harry D. Scroggs on Jan. 13, 1946, shortly after Harry returned from World War II, and were blessed with three children. Mrs. Scroggs was a member of First Baptist Church of Oakwood where she was an active member for 66 years.
Bea was also preceded in death by: sons, Glen Frank, 18 months and Charles Wayne, 44; brothers, Candler (Shorty) Gilstrap, Sam Gilstrap, Earnest Gilstrap, Dillard Gilstrap and Bill Gilstrap; and sisters, Gussie Bogan, Lucy Head and Lillie Gooch.
Survivors include: husband of 66 years, Harry Scroggs, Oakwood; son and daughter-in-law, James L. and Barbara Scroggs, Gainesville; former daughter-in-law and husband, Brenda Scroggs and Jimmy Adams; grandchildren, Drs. Drew Robert and Lisa Valeria Scroggs Ekman, Kimberly Joy Scroggs, Jeffery Taylor and Amber Camilla Scroggs, Christopher Michael Scroggs and Jason Daniel Scroggs; great-grandchildren, Molly Elizabeth Ekman, Fischer Charles Ekman, Elisabeth Arwen Scroggs and Madison Lilly Scroggs; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Oakwood, P.O. Box 185, Oakwood, GA 30566.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, is in charge of arrangements. Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on Oct. 30, 2012
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