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Laura Wilson Scruggs


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Laura Wilson Scruggs Obituary
Laura Wilson Scruggs
December 9, 1919 – January 6, 2019

Laura Wilson Scruggs, "Granny," a longtime resident of Boiling Springs, North Carolina died peacefully surrounded by her family at the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Mary's Home, in Chicago.
Even though she lived in Indiana, Oklahoma, and finally Chicago for the last third of her life, her soul never left North Carolina. She still proudly announced that she was, "Southern" anytime she was asked
She was preceded in death by her parents, Byron Wilson and Eula Dedmon Wilson, and her husband, the late J. Clarence "Boots" Scruggs in 1988.
She is survived by her daughter Rita (nee' Andrews) Fritz of Chicago, her granddaughters Lisa Caro (Leo) of Chicago, and Heather Fritz Horniak (David) of Washington, D.C. They truly believe that Granny was the best grandparent anyone could ever have had, and that they were very fortunate to have her live with them during many of the granddaughters most formative years. Granny is also survived by three great grandsons, Alex, Andrew, and Colin Horniak of Washington, DC. Her extended family includes Dr. and Mrs. Walter Fritz of Knox, and Joanne Fritz and Kristen Ross of Clifton Park, New York.
Laura graduated from Gardner-Webb College in the late 1930s and taught elementary school in South Carolina for several years. She then returned to Shelby and worked at the Dover Mill for over 40 years. Laura was active in the Boiling Springs Baptist Church as Sun Beam leader in 50s and 60s.
At age 99, she outlasted almost all of her friends, but wanted to acknowledge her lifelong friend Daunita Blanton of Shelby, North Carolina, who sent her weekly mail clippings from the local paper. Her daughter and granddaughter, Lisa, would read them to Granny to keep her up to date on the happenings in Shelby, North Carolina. Granny was eternally thankful for Daunita's loyalty and friendship over all these years.
On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Little Sisters of the Poor received her remains for a visitation from 2-3 p.m., with a 3 p.m. service to follow.
She was interred in Crown Hill Cemetery in Knox next to her granddaughter's fraternal grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Mary's Home, Chicago: https://littlesistersofthepoorchicago.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/MemorialGift/donate
Published in The Pilot News on Jan. 17, 2019
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