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Margaret Parrish Scott, 82 of Pell City, passed away June 4, 2014. Compiling a total of 40 years in public education, she was a 25 year teacher of senior high school English at Pell City High School and retired as principal of Duran Junior High School. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Pell City, a 50 year member of the choir at The First Baptist Church, past regent of the Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Broken Arrow Chapter, Vice-President of the National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century, John Lee of Nansemond Chapter, and member of the Kiwanis Club of Pell City.  She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees from The University of Alabama and her AA Certificate from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  Additionally, she was a member of the Alabama Council for School Administrators, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, The University of Alabama Alumni Association and charter member of the Logan Martin Red Elephant Club. She is survived by her husband, C.W. “Bill” Scott, Jr.; daughters, Loo Scott (Gaius V) Whitfield and Bess Scott (Phil) Oswalt; brother, Robert Hunter (Jinanne) Parrish Jr.; four grandchildren, Gaius (Anna) Whitfield VI, Hunter Scott Whitfield, Pasha C. Bettie Scott, and Taylor Dennison Oswalt; and one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Scott Whitfield. She was preceded in death by her son, C.W. “Scooter” Scott III; brother, Aaron Faegin Parrish; and parents, Flora Taylor and Robert Hunter Parrish Sr. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 8, at 2p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Pell City.  Interment was in Valley Hill Cemetery.  The family received friends from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Church. Pallbearers were nephews Robert Hunter Parrish, III, Swank Douglas Weeks, William Scott Weeks, and Henry Shelton Weeks and special friends Gaston Collins Williamson and George Edwin Aiken. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Baptist Church of Pell City Building Fund, 2309 Second Avenue North, Pell City, Alabama, 35125, or The Bettie Scott Memorial Endowed Scholarship at The University of Alabama, University Alumni Office, P.O. Box 861928, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35486. Condolences may be offered online at www.kilgroefh.com Kilgroe Funeral Home, Pell City, had charge of arrangements.
Published on  June 13, 2014
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