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Samuel Augustus Scott Obituaries

Submitted by:  Nancy Bell

Samuel A. Scott with grandchild

Samuel Augustus Scott

Source: Newspaper clipping from Baldwyn, MS newspaper

5 April 1937
S.A. Scott  Pioneer Baldwin Citizen Dies of Pneumonia Attack

Baldwyn, Miss. April 6 - S.A. Scott, 75, died at the local clinic yesterday after a week's illness of pneumonia.

Mr. Scott was one of the pioneers of Baldwyn and had been one of its most prominent citizens since 1908 when he moved here from Brices's Cross Roads, where he was born.

Source: Newspaper clipping, date and name unknown

Sam A. Scott Passes Away In Baldwyn

In the death of SAM A. SCOTT at the home of his son in Baldwyn last Friday morning, Baldwyn and Prentiss County lost one of their most outstanding citizens. He was widely known, not only in this section, but throughout the State and his death brought much sadness to his wide circle of friends.

He was the oldest son of the late MR. AND MRS. W.M. SCOTT, who were pioneer settlers in the Bethany community. He was about 75 years of age. Being born during the Civil war, as he grew to manhood he could see and realize the great struggles our people made and knew of their hardships and privations during the days of Reconstruction. He was truly a Southerner, in all the work implies and no one loved or more highly respected the rich traditions of the South and he was ever ready to help in putting forth efforts for its advancement. He had served his town in official capacities and was ever courteous and firm in his dealings. He took a deep and keen interest in political affairs and was open and straightforward in his support of men and measures. He did not seek popularity, but stood for principles h e believed to be just and right. He loved his county, his town and his state. The writer never had a more loyal or dependable friend for the past forty years of more than SAM SCOTT.

He was a member of the Methodist church and did all he could to advance its cause. He was a devoted husband. His beloved companion passed into the Great Beyond only about four months ago and this brought a great sadness into his life and heart. He was an affectionate father and did everything in his power to give his two splendid children the best opportunities in his reach and was richly rewarded by seeing them holding positions of honor and trust. ROGER, his only son, is Superintendent of the Prentiss County Electric Power Association and is filling the position very acceptably and his daughter, MISS RUBY, holds a splendid clerical position in Humboldt, Tenn., where she has been for a number of years.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Baldwyn Funeral home and were conducted by his pastor, REV. W.C. MCCAY, assisted by REV. W.S. BOYCE. At the conclusion of the services his body was carried to the Bethany Cemetery near Brice’s Cross Roads, where sleep so many of his relatives and old time friends and tenderly laid to rest by the side of his beloved wife.

He is survived by his son, ROGER of Baldwyn; his daughter, MISS RUBY of Humboldt; and one brother, T.W. SCOTT of Richey, Miss., and three sisters: MRS. BETTIE WATT, MRS. DOLLIE BRUTON and MISS NANNIE SCOTT, all of Guntown.

To the sorrowing relatives we extend our deepest sympathy.