Mary Scruggs

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mary Ellen Scruggs, 101, of Mounds died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2005, at the Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill.

Scruggs was born Oct. 21, 1904, in Pulaski County, Ill., to George and Minnie Carlock Scruggs.

For 38 years she taught at the Mounds Grade School.

Scruggs was the oldest member of the First United Methodist Church at Mounds, the United Methodist Women and the Gleaners Sunday school class. She was also a member of the Mounds BP and W Club and Alpha Ki Honorary Teachers Society.

Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Barkett Funeral Home in Mounds.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. F. Jerry Herring officiating.

Burial will follow at Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds.