Sparta resident (formerly of McMinnville) and White County native Geneva Scoggins, 80, was born Jan. 21, 1933 and died unexpectedly Sept. 11 at Life Care Center of Sparta.
Retired from Spartan Industries and a member of Shellsford Baptist Church, she was the daughter of the late Otto M. and Elizabeth Elliott Myers. She was married Jan. 24, 1949 to John Thomas Scoggins, who preceded her in death July 5, 1975. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lynville, Gordon and Joe Myers; and granddaughter, Allison Janell Scoggins.
She is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, John Nicholas and Gail Scoggins of Sparta, and Danny Scoggins of Rock Island; special daughter-in-law, Brenda Gooch Scoggins of Walling; two grandsons and spouses, Casey and Amy Scoggins of Spencer and Shaun and Bela Young of St. Robert, Mo.; two granddaughters and spouse, Sarah and Jamie Lohorn of Walling, and Jennifer Scoggins of Walling; six great-grandchildren; and niece, Debbie Shumake and husband Rory of LaVergne.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at High’s Chapel with Paul Allen, Robert Longshore and Danny Scoggins officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from noon until the time of service Saturday at High’s.
High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 13, 2013