Barbara Mae Scott, age 81, of Gallipolis “Went to be with the Lord” on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at Holzer Medical Center. Born February 8, 1931, in Kerr, Ohio, she graduated from Bidwell-Porter High School. She was the daughter of the late Alexander “Cap” and Bessie Gillison Smith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by her husband, whom she married in January 1965, Harry D. Scott, Sr.; also by a sister, Hazel Marie Smith, and by a son, James Scott.
Barbara was a retired housekeeper. She was a devoted member of Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a member of several organizations, including the Emancipation Celebration Committee, John Gee Historical Center, Christian Women’s Club, the Keep Gallia Beautiful Committee, Gallia County Historical and Genealogical society, Gallia Economic Development Association. She held many offices and titles in the Providence Regular Missionary Baptist Association. She loved to study the Bible, read books, cook for her family and church family, research genealogy, and garden in her spare time. She has helped numerous families from far and wide to find their roots.
Barbara is survived by eight children, Doris Green of Columbus, Harry (Clovadys) Scott, Jr. of Oak Hill, Harriet (Bill) Qualls of Gallipolis, Jane Luttrell of Mansfield, Dinah (Fred) Scott of Gallipolis, Donna Smith of Columbus, Florence (Robert) Williams of Gallipolis and Christian (Stephanie) Scott of Gallipolis; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren. She is survived by three very special grandchildren who came along late in her life and brought her great joy, Jarrell, Linae and Kierra Scott. Left to mourn are Barbara’s many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at Paint Creek Baptist Church with Pastors Melvin O. Freeman and Harry Scott, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Ohio Valley Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-9 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Chad Neal, Josh Williams, Chris Howell, Eric Neal, Jim Gilmore, Marlin Griffin and J.T. Spencer-Howell.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Glen Miller, Andy Gilmore, Morris Hogan, Pete Dotson, David Perry and Paul Close.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Triedstone Baptist Church Sunday School, Children’s Church or Youth Auxiliary, 740 Fourth Avenue Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com.