Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

April 25, 2013

Scotts to be honored Saturday

Longtime residents garner ‘Hall of Fame’ induction

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — A tradition of Derrick Days will be renewed again Saturday, with the induction of longtime residents Bob and Mable Scott to the Navarro County Historical Society’s Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony is slated for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corsicana Senior Citizen’s Center, 919 West Park, across from Pioneer Village.

The Scotts own and operate Scott Funeral Home, and have been strong supporters of many events and organizations in Corsicana and Navarro County throughout their lifetimes.

Robert M. “Bob” Scott II, 85, is a 1944 graduate of G.W. Jackson High School, and a 1955 graduate of the Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science. An Army veteran, Bob Scott took over operation of Scott Funeral Home from his mother, Bennie Adair, in 1960. He is a lifetime member of the Jackson Ex-Student’s Association, and is widely known for his knowledge of the area’s history and his collection of exotic boots. He is a member of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

Mable A. Scott, 85, also graduated from G.W. Jackson High School in 1944, and from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1974. Known as an avid historian with a vast knowledge of Corsicana’s east side community, she is an active member of the Jackson Ex-Student’s Association, the Navarro County Historical Society, and Memaw’s Misfits. She has also written a book on the history of Elm Flat, her birthplace. Mable Scott is a member of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

The Scotts have one daughter, Faith Holt; two granddaughters, Vernita Brookins and Veronica Butler; and one great granddaughter, Qualesha Brookins.

A reception will follow the 1:30 p.m. ceremony Saturday with light refreshments. The public is invited and encouraged to attend to honor the Scotts.

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