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Scott, Abbey

WEDNESDAY of last week a colored girl named Abby Scott died in this city under such circumstances as to excite among the neighbors the suspicion that foul play had been the cause of her taking off. An investigation was made, physicians summoned and as a consequence her mother, Harriet Scott, and her sister, Anna Scott, were arrested on the charge of cruelly beatig and wounding Abby Scott, from the effects of which she died. They were placed in jail, the examining trial being held yesterday morning. Harriet Scott was refused bail, but the girl was allowed bail in the sum of $500.

Colorado Citizen, December 9, 1897

Columbus, Texas, December 1. Harriet Scott,a negro woman, was arrested here today, charged with the murder of her daughter, Abbey Scott. The inquest showed the girl had been beaten with some heavy edged instrument, inflicting deep wounds over the head and shoulders. The girl was idiotic. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, December 11, 1897, page 3

Scott, Beatrice (Brewer)

Beatrice Scott

Beatrice Scott spent most of her life teaching. In the schools she taught business and language arts. In life, she taught all who knew her the more important things, such as humility, patience, kindness, and friendship.

Bea Scott passed away Saturday at age 79. She was born October 22, 1927 in Carmine, Texas and grew up in Schulenburg.

The eldest daughter to Lester and Ruby Brewer of Schulenburg, Bea attended the University of Texas on a full four-year scholarship where she earned her undergraduate degree. She later went on to complete her Masters degree in education.

She met her husband, Vic, through the Schulenburg High school orchestra where she played violin and he played cello. Eight years later, in 1949, the two would marry at St. Paul Evangelical & Reform Church in Schulenburg.

Bea began teaching in Leander, Texas before she and Vic moved to Eagle Lake in 1955. She taught in Eagle Lake public schools for 30 years.

As an avid reader, Bea often discussed and traded books with her granddaughter. For years, she enjoyed playing cards, and looked forward to dinner and socializing each Friday.

She loved to travel, whether it was to see family, or to see the world.

One of the things she was most proud of was her family. Her sisters, with whom she remained close, her husband, her children, and especially her grandchildren and great grandson.

She leaves behind her husband of 57 years, Victor Scott; daughter, Kathy and her husband, Ric Pustejovsky, of Columbus; daughter, Janice and her husband, Tim Grigar, of Gig Harbor, Washington; and son, Russell Scott and his wife, Desiree, of Dallas. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Tanja and her husband, Jeff, Jason and his fiancée Becca, Seth, Kassie, Shane, Mia and Victoria; and one great grandson, Jacob. She is also survived by three sisters, Faye Kloesel of Midland, Helen Machac and husband, Marvin, of Houston, and Ruth McClelland and husband, Mike, of Friendswood; brother-in-law Archie Scott of Austin and his wife, Edith, as well as many nieces and nephews.

As a mom, she mended broken hearts and skinned knees. She sat through too many band concerts, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, and football games to count, and she was always quick with a word of encouragement just when it was needed the most.

She never forgot a birthday or anniversary and she loved her family. And they love her.

We'll miss you mom, wife, sister, grandma, neighbor and friend.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Bea Scott to the United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake, the Prairie Edge Museum in Eagle Lake, or Wintermann Library in Eagle Lake.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 15th, 2007

Scott, Buel

Sheridan News

Feb. 28,--------The one-month old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Scott of Cheetham, died last Friday night with cholera infantum.  The funeral and burial took place at the Cheetham cemetery Saturday afternoon.  We extend the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.

Weimar Mercury, March 3, 1916
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Scott, Cullen Thomas

Sheridan News

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Cheetham Cemetery for Cullen Thomas, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas (Dunk) Scott.  Cullen Thomas and Trevor Ford were born Friday in Citizen Memorial Hospital in Victoria. The smaller twin, Cullen, was sent to San Antonio from Victoria, but passed away shortly after arrival there. Trevor and his mother, Diann are in the hospital in Victoria. The Scotts have two sons, Phelan, seven years old and Tucker, three years old. [Interred in Cheetham Cemetery]

The Eagle Lake Headlight December 22, 1983
Contributed by Regena Williamson

Scott, Eddie Jr.

Weimar Man Dead In Traffic Wreck In New Mexico

An Associate Press story in the daily papers Wednesday told of an auto accident in New Mexico which took the life of a Weimar area colored man, Eddie Scott Jr. The story is geiven below as it appeared:

Albuquerque.--A hitchhiker who allegedly forced a Texas woman from her car west of San Fidel Monday night died here Tuesday from injuries received when he wrecked the vehicle.

The dead man was identified as Eddie Scott, Jr. of Weimar, Texas, by State Policeman Bill Cook of Grants. He had been living in Albuquerue[sic]. [Interment in Paradise Gardens]

Scott was thrown 150 feet from the car he allegedly took from Mrs. Dorris Wood, 29, of Fort Worth, when the car left the road and flipped two miles west of San Fidel on US 66.

Scott died from a fractured skull in a hospital 20 minutes after the accident.

Mrs. Wood told the officer she picked Scott up in Gallup around 11:30 Monday night and he forced her from the car six miles from the accident site.

Weimar Mercury, January 27, 1956, page 1

Scott, Edith


The little three-year-old daughter, Edith, of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Scott, died at 2 o’clock Tuesday morning of cholera infantum. The remains were taken to Cheetham Tuesday, the funeral being held at that place same afternoon. Mr and Mrs. Scott and family moved to Eagle Lake from Cheetham about two months ago. The people of our city sympathize with the sorrowing parents in their great sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, November 13, 1924

Scott, Edward L.

Edward L. Scott

Edward L. Scott, the baby boy of Eddie Mae Scott Williams and Elvy Dancy, was born March 31, 1937, in Eagle Lake.

Edward attended public school and later joined the Army services.

He was married to Earnestine Roy Scott and to this union, three girls were born.

Later, he moved to Altair and married Sally K. Hargrove Scott and to this union, no children were born.

Edward was a faithful and dedicated man to the Altair community. He accepted Christ at and early age and had started attending services at the Wright Grove Baptist Church in Altair.

On March 25, God gently closed Edward's eyes and whispered to him, "Peace be still". He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie Mae Scott Williams and Elvy Dancy; and his wife, Sally K. Hargrove Scott.

Edward leaves to cherish his memories three daughters, Robin, Virginia, and Rhonda; other children, Samuel, Devin, Donna, and Deidra; 15 grandchildren; a very special friend, "Pluckem" of Altair; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Celebration of life was held Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. at Wright Grove Baptist Church in Altair with Rev. T.J. Cunningham, Jr., Sr. officiating. Interment followed at Williams Paradise Cemetery in Vox Populi. Another life celebration by Ben Davis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Gregory Davidson, Sr., Frederick Scott, Jay Knight, Sr., James Garner, Sr., Pete Scott, Clint Bluntson, Jimmie Foster, Jr., Joe Scott, Ernest Jack Axel, and Cleve Scott.

Honorary pallbearers were Samuel Douglas, Roderick Jones, Gradie D. Eaton, Gliddel Champ, Jessie Scott, John Tillman, Jr., and Ernest Glover, Sr.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 3, 2008, page 4
Submitted by John Konesheck

Scott, Evan

Smallpox Situation

The city and county co-operating, the smallpox situation seems well in hand. The negro, Evan Scott, who died last week, was buried [at pest camp], and all who had been exposed to the disease were placed in quarantine promptly, after being vaccinated. A detention camp was located abut a mile east of town, and with Mr. Stack on as day guard and W. H. Lowrey as night guard, those who had been exposed have been in close confinement. . .

Weimar Mercury, May 24, 1918, page 1

Scott, Frances (Ulicnik)

Frances Scott

Mrs. Frances Scott of Columbus, died Oct. 14 in John Sealy Hospital in Galveston after an illness of 5 weeks.

She was born in Cameron Sept. 5, 1943, a daughter of Jim and Ida Faye Houston Ulicnik Newhouser and was a member of the Lutheran church. On Dec. 5, 1963, she was united in marriage to George Scott.

Funeral services were held from St. Paul Lutheran Church Sunday with The Rev. Robert Schlortt officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Henneke Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, George Scott of Columbus; father Jim Ulicnik of Cameron; mother, Mrs. Ida Faye Newhouser of Glidden; half-sister, Betty Lou Stiefer of Dallas and half-brother, Lester Eugene Kotrla of Orange.

Pallbearers were Leland Stoler, Bennie Isgrig, Dennis Logan, Bob Anderson, Tom Knight and Bob Meek.

Colorado County Citizen, October 21, 1976
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Scott, Frank C.

Mr. F. C. Scott, father of Mr. E. J. Scott, died in Houston last Sunday. The remains were brought to Eagle Lake on the noon train Monday and interred in the Masonic Cemetery at five o’clock same afternoon, the funeral services being conducted from the residence of Mr. J. C. Sempres. Mr. Scott was nearly eighty-three years old, and had made his home in this city until a few weeks ago, when he was taken to Houston that he might receive the attentions of the Houston Heights Sanitarium.

Eagle Lake Headlight, February 13, 1909, page 6

Scott. Fred. Jr.

Fred Scott, Jr. (Papa)

Fred Scott Jr., passed away October 9.

On March 15, 1941 a baby boy was born to Fred Scott Sr. and Lizzie B. Scott..

Fred Scott, Jr. attended E.H. Henry in Eagle Lake and attended church at Greater Rising Star Baptist Church under Rev. Truman Scott, Sr.

Fred was married to Joshline Willola Shropshire Scott for 19 years.

He was employed by Lakeside Irrigation currently known as Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA). He retired after 20 years of service.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother; and one sister.

He leaves to mourn his daughters, Tonia Washington and Evelyn Washington-Johnson (Marques); grandchildren, Edmond Washington and Mayah Johnson; brothers, Dennis and Otis (Shirley); sisters, Doris Foster (Norman), Gloria Foster (Jimmie), JoAnn Scott, Linda Tillman (John Lee), and Diane Scott (Jessie), Dorothy
Hurd of Houston, Kathrine Henderson and Shirley Scott of Eagle Lake; one sister-in-law, Alice Scott; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 14 at 3 p.m. from Greater Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church on Old Altair Road in Eagle Lake with Rev. Truman Scott, Sr., officiating. Interment followed in Greater Rising Star Cemetery. Final arrangements entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Larry Tillman, Norman Henderson III, Frederick Foster, Vernon Ray Scott, Jimmie Foster Jr., John Tillman Jr., Oneal Tillman, and Jessie Scott.

Honorary pallbearers were Otis Scott, Cleve Scott, J.B. Scott, Mickey Scott, Leamon Wilson, Michael Scott, Warren Scott, James Scott, Rickey Scott and Marques Johnson.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, October 19th, 2006
Submitted by John Konesheck

Scott, Herman Lee

Herman Lee Scott, passed away February 26, 2002.

He was born April 56, 1953 to Fred Scott Sr. and Lizzie B. Anderson Scott and confessed Christ at an early age.

Scott attended school at E. H. Henry and Rice High School.

He worked as a janitor, maintenance and mechanical positions with the highway department and Magnolia Place.

Scott was united in marriage on September 11, 1979 to Alice Hurd.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister Ida Mae Scott Jones.

Survivors include children, Adrian Carroll, Diana and Stacey Scott; grandchildren, Keyana Scott, Kelisha and Kenisha Jackson and Keandre Hurd; stepchildren, Yolanda and Lawanda Hurd; three brothers, Dennis, Fred Jr. and Otis; seven sisters, Doris, Gloria, Joe Ann, Linda, Diane, Dorothy, Katherine and Shirley; one aunt, Eddie Mae Williams; one uncle, Clinton Scott; special friends, Bobbie Evans and Wilbert Collins and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. from Greater Rising Star Misssionary Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with Rev. Truman Scott Sr., oifficiating.

Interment followed in the Rising Star Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to Ben Davis Funeral Home in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Ricky, Warren, Jessie and James Scott, Kenneth and Dennis Hemphill Jr., Frederick and Jimmy Foster Jr. and Larry and Neil Tillman.

Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Hemphill Sr., Fred Scott Jr., Cleveland Scott, Michael Glenn, Micky Scott, Otis Scott, Adrian Carroll, John Tillman Jr. and Michael Coleman.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, March 7, 2002

Scott, Howard

A negro youth of 19 or 20 years, Howard Scott by name, met with an accident Saturday night near the railroad crossing on the west side of the depot which caused his death early Monday morning. In endeavoring to board a fast moving west-bound freight train for a ride to Schulenburg, he was jerked under the wheels and one of his arms was cut and badly mangled by the wheels, necessitating amputation near the shoulder. The operation was performed by Dr. Sam B. MacLeary, assisted by “Dr.” ___ W. Holloway. The negro never rallied from the shock, however, and his sufferings were ended by death early Monday morning. He was buried that afternoon in the cemetery west of town. So far as we can learn no blame can possibly be attached to the railroad company for the unfortunate accident, as it was clearly a __ece of carelessness on the part of the boy.
Weimar Mercury, November 25, 1905

Scott, Jimmie Beatrice (Lowrie)


Jimmie Lowrie Scott, 90, of Columbus, formerly of Eagle Lake passed away Nov. 9 at River Oaks Health Care Center.

She was born, Sept. 17, 1913 in Corrigan to Powton and Laura Amelia (Jones) Lowrie and married Thomas Wm. Scott, Feb. 25, 1932. She worked as the manager and bookkeeper of Scotts Snack Shack in Eagle Lake and was a member of Eastern Star, Sealy Chapter 285 where she received a 50 year pin in 2002.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Thomas Wayne Scott; sisters, Hazel Boots and Lavenia Wruck; and brothers, F.C. Lowrie, C.E. Lowrie, Donnis Lowrie and J.J. Lowrie.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Billy Stapleton of Sealy and Wanda and Larry Davidson of Richmond; grandchildren, Keith Matcheski, Lisa Colgin, Cindy and Ricky Broussard, Sharon and Charles Badeaux, Kathy and David Parchman and K.W. Scott; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be conducted Nov. 12 at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. The Rev. Chris Thacker will officiate the service.

Honorary pallbearers are Orville Powers and Paul Powers.

Colorado County Citizen, November 12, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Scott, Infant

Cullings from Cheetham

News of the death of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Will Scott of San Antonio was received with profound regret by his relatives and friends at this place. The remains will be shipped to this place for interment tomorrow (Wednesday). The bereaved family has the sympathy of the whole community in their affliction.

Weimar Mercury, June 16, 1906, page 4

Scott, Infant

Sheridan News

Feb. 28-----The one-month old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Scott of Cheetham, died last Friday night with cholera infantum.  The funeral and burial took place at the Cheetham cemetery Saturday afternoon.  We extend the bereaved family our heartfelt sympathy.

Weimary Mercury, March 3, 1916
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Scott, John W.

Services for Farmer at Rock Island Held Today

Funeral services for John W. Scott, 80, Rock Island farmer, who died at his home Tuesday, were held at his Rock Island residence this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.  Interment was in Cheatham Cemetery under the direction of Untermeyer Bros. 

Mr. Scott was born at Cheatham March 14th, 1869.

Survivors are his wife; six daughters, Mrs. E.E. Hopkins of Houston, Mrs. J.L. Briscoe of Rock Island, Mrs. Emil Burger of Houston, Mrs. R.J. Brooks of Goose Creek, Mrs. Regan Flowers of Eagle Lake and Mrs. John Speck of Goose Creek; three sons, J.H. Scott of Houston, J.W. Scott of Goose Creek and Ford Scott of Rock Island; two sisters Mrs. Maggie Everett of Sour Lake and Mrs. W.L. Mayes of Rock Island; two brothers, W.T. Scott of Sheridan and W.L. Scott of Schulenburg. 

Colorado County Citizen, July 21, 1941
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Scott, Johnnie Charles

For obituary


Scott, Jonas

Weimar Local Matters

Jonas Scott, an old and respected negro, died near Weimar Sunday and was buried Monday in the colored cemetery of this place--a large concourse of his race following the remains to their last resting place.

Colorado Citizen, March 19, 1896, page 3

Scott, Jonathon Russell

Jonathon Scott

In the Lord Jesus Name! On February 24, 1986, a baby boy named Jonathon Russell Scott was born to Miss Janet R. Scott, often call "Momma's Guardian Angel".

He was born with special needs. He sends a special "Thanks Granny" to Joe Ann Scott and the Clayton Family, especially for helping to take care of him.

Jonathon attended Eagle Lake Middle School and Foster High School in Pecan Grove.

He departed this earth with the Lord on November 17 to be with his grandpa, Mr. Obie Tillman; and uncle, Anthony Ward Scott.

Jonathon leaves to mourn his mother, Janet R. Scott; two brothers, Kevin O. Phynon and Gary R. Scott; grandmothers, Joe Ann Scott of Eagle Lake, and Marilyn Tillman of Phoenix, Arizona; four uncles, Lavern Ray Scott of Houston, Merrick Tillman, Larree Tillman, and Nathan Tillman, all of Phoenix; two aunts, Jeanette M. Scott of Houston, and Nichelle Tillman of Phoenix; and a host of cousins, other relatives, and friends of Eagle Lake, Richmond and Sugar Land.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at Greater Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Obie Rhodes officiating. Interment followed at Rising Star Cemetery in Eagle Lake. Another live celebration by Ben Davis Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Douglas Tillman, Jr., Tony Tillman, Curtis Tillman, John Tillman, Jr., Efren Cardenas, Cleveland Scott, Fredrick Foster and Jimmy Foster, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Scott Blazek, Lavere Scott, Gary R. Scott, Kevin O. Phynon, Warren Scott, O'Neal Tillman, Merrick Tillman, and Norman Henderson, Jr.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 6th, 2007
Submitted by John Konescheck

Scott, Joshline "Willola" (Shropshire) Washington

Joshline Shropshire "Willola" Scott

September 24, 1947 - May 24, 2003

Joshline Shropshire "Willola" Scott passed away Saturday, May 24, 2003.

She was the oldest child of Cordis Shropshire and Hattie Lee Wheeler and attended Altair Public School and E. H. Henry.

Joshline united with White Grove Baptist Church under the pastoral care of Rev. James Mosely.

In 1964, she was united in holy matrimony to Willie Washington. To this union, no children were born.

Later, Joshline was blessed with six children, Anthony, Annette and Eunice Shropshire, Wesley Glover, and Tonia and Evelyn Frazar.

Joshline later married Fred Scott, a devoted friend and husband of 19 years.

Preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Annette and Eunice; and son, Anthony; she leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Fred; daughters, Tonia and Evelyn; son, Wesley, sister, Emily Shropshire; brother, Charles Shropshire, three grandchildren, Candance Shropshire, Edmond Frazar and Marqutia Glover; one aunt, Vera Harris; an uncle, Charles White; and a special friend, Trula Garner; and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, from greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with Rev. Thomas Kuykendall officiating. The final resting place was Rising Star Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were James Gardner, Wayne Jones, Willie King, A.C. and Jimmy Foster and Sam Dancy.

Honorary pallbearers were Charles, Patrick, Norman and Nathaniel Shropshire.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 30, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Scott, Julia M. (Douglas)

Julia M. Scott, 80, of Sterling City, Tex., mother of Sarah Lilie of Columbus, passed away Thursday, April 8, 1993, in San Angelo, Tex.;

Born Dec. 20, 1912 in Liscomb County, Tex., she was the daughter of Henry Earl and Isabel Cleo Payton Douglas. On Nov. 29, 1946, she married Eustace Scott.

Graveside services were held Monday, April 12, 1993 at Zoar Lutheran Cemetery in Mentz under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, with Rev. Lynn Wilson officiating.

Mrs. Scott is survived by two daughters; Sarah Lilie, Columbus and Gay MacKey of Sterling City; one step-daughter, Sherry Sue Howard, Tulsa Okla.; two sons, Pete Scott, Las Cruces, N.M. and Charlie Scott, Big Lake, Tex.; a step-son, Eustace Scott, Jr.; 23 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eustace Scott; parents, Henry and Isabell Douglas; a step-son, Raymond Richard Scott, a brother, J. C. Douglas and three grandchildren.

Colorado County Citizen, April 14, 1993

Scott, Julia (Myers)

Julia Scott Funeral Services Held June 13

Julia (Myers) Scott, 79, of Weimar for more than 50 years, died June 10. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 13 at St. Michael Church in Weimar with Rev. John Buy officiating and Caroline Grohmann as lector.

Interment followed at the Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Mrs. Scott was born Feb. 7, 1925 in Schulenburg to Adele (Richter) Myers and Edwin Clark Myers.

She attended Schulenburg High School and graduated in 1941.

She married Walter Lee Scott on July 14, 1946 in Schulenburg, and they moved to Weimar shortly thereafter.

She was a long-time member of St. Michael Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the Pink Ladies Auxiliary, the Weimar Literary Guild, the Weimar Public Library and the Heritage Society Museum of Weimar.

She also enjoyed life to the fullest, including her church, her community activities, and fishing.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Walter L. "Scottie" Scott of Weimar; two sisters, Grace (Myers) Brokaw and husband Leland of San Antonio, and Ima (Myers) Farrel of Pasadena; one brother, William Myers and wife Aline of La Grange; two sisters-in-law, Willadine Ryan and Audrey Myers, both of San Antonio; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Adele Myers; and two brothers, Baird and Harvey Myers.

Pallbearers were Arthur Ray Beken, Wilfred Fuchs, James C. Heger, Mark A. Kloesel, Ken Kram, Jack Sanders, Henry Otto (Butch) Strunk, and William Robert Strunk

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or The Weimar United Church of Christ.

Weimar Mercury, June 17, 2004

Scott, Lea Anna (Sheridan)

Mrs. Lea Scott Buried In Sheridan

Mrs. Lea A. Scott passed away Thursday, March 30 at 2:15 a.m. in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital.  She had been confined to the hospital for three weeks due to a broken leg in a fall.

Funeral Services were held from the Mill-Bauer Funeral Chapel Saturday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m. with interment in the Cheatham Cemetery in Sheridan.  The Revs. Floyd Durham and Walter Cooksey officiated at the services.

Pallbearers were her grandsons Jerry Scott and Ray Hopkins of Houston, Mike Scott and Ricky Speck of Rock Island, Rex Speck of Lissie and H. E. (Snooks) Burger of Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Ronnie Guest played favorite hymns on the organ and she and Mr. Guest sang two favorite hymns.

Mrs. Scott was born February 12, 1880, in Sheridan the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Sheridan, She resided during her lifetime in Sheridan, Houston and Eagle Lake.  She had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Flowers in Eagle Lake before her confinement in the hospital.

Mrs. Scott was united in marriage to John W. Scott on December 22, 1898, in Sheridan. He and one daughter, Mrs. Nora L. Briscoe, preceded her in death.  Mr. Scott passed away in 1941 and Mrs. Briscoe June 28, 1946.

Survivors include three sons, J. H. Scott and J. W. Scott of Houston and Jim F. Scott of Rock Island; five daughters, Mrs. Vera Flowers of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Melody Hopkins of Houston, Mrs. Selma Burger of Eagle Lake, Mrs. Ann Brooks of Baytown and Mrs. Evelyn Speck of Rock Island; twenty-six grandchildren, fifty-eight great grandchildren and twelve great-great grandchildren.

The deceased was a faithful member of the Full Gospel Church.

Sympathy is extended to the family in the loss of this loved one.

Eagle Lake Headlight April 6, 1972, page three
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Scott, Mabel Ruth (Eck)

Mabel Scott Funeral Services Held Nov. 5

Mabel Ruth Scott, 82, a resident of Weimar, for over 50 years, died on Nov. 3 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, after a brief illness.

The Rev. Norman "Skip" Sirnic, pastor of the Weimar United Church of Christ, officiated at the funeral in the sanctuary and the interment at Weimar Masonic Cemetery on Nov. 5.

Pallbearers were Steven Bruce Hill, Curtis Ellis Smith, William Robert Strunk, Henry Otto "Butch" Strunk, Richard Wayne Muehr, and Arthur Ray Beken.

Ushers were John Bonner, Leon Hattermann, Leonard Stech, and Charles Trefney[sic].

Honorary pallbearers were James Bibee, John Kirkpatrick, Kenneth Kram, H. H. Moore, Hilbert Nitschmann, Dennis Poppe, H. V. Roeder, Edward Seifert and Frank Seifert.

Mrs. Scott was born on February 26, 1916 in Fayette County to Herman A. and Anna Albrecht Eck

She graduated from Schulenburg High School and later married John Ernest Scott of Schulenburg on Sept. 17, 1936.

After WW II, Mr. and Mrs. Scott moved with their two daughters to Weimar, where together with Walter and Julia Scott, they operated Scott Brothers ranching interests until this year.

Mrs. Scott was an active member of the Weimar United Church of Christ where she taught in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, sang in the church choir and served as past president of the Women's Guild and the Evening Circle.

Until her death, Mrs. Scott was a participant and leader in community clubs and projects. After her retirement as bookkeeper for several area businesses, she became an active volunteer, serving as a docent for the Weimar Heritage Museum and as past president of the Weimar Garden Club, the Weimar Literary Guild and the Colorado-Fayette Medical Center hospital auxiliary.

She was a member of the hospital board when its new facility was planned.

Her interests extended beyond the immediate community to include a wider locale. She was a director of Backstage Inc., a member of the Colorado County Sesquicentennial Committee, and a District Area Garden Club officer.

Throughout her life, she continued her interest in her family and friends in Fayette County, particularly in Schulenburg and La Grange.

Mrs. Scott is remembered as a devoted mother and homemaker. She actively support and sponsored all of her children's school activities, serving frequently as a class room mother and club sponsor.

She was a past president of the Parent-Teacher's Association (PTA) and endeavored to encourage students to recognize their responsibility to be good citizens and their potential to be even more.

She enjoyed interacting with those whom she called "the young people" and included many of them as part of her family.

She liked to travel, attend plays, listen to music, dance, take walks, drive in the country, play bridge, go to water aerobics, and entertain friends and family, all of whom she treasured.

Mrs. Scott is survived by her husband, John Ernest Scott, of Weimar; her daughter Gayle Barnett and her husband William Barnett of Houston; her daughter Gloria Scott and her husband Colonel Chris Hill of Singapore; and her granddaughter Ann Alisha Massey of Houston.

She is also survived by three nieces: Anabeth Prause Hill of Temple, Marjorie Worley of Shreveport, La., and Maxine Worley Smith of Dallas.

Mrs. Scott was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Courtney Scott Massey, and by her sister, Irma Eck Prause.

Weimar Mercury, November 12, 1998, page 2

Scott, Mary Jane (Edds)

Last Rites Held For Mrs. Scott, 69, In Rock Island

SHERIDAN  - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Scott of Sheridan were held May 31 at the Full Gospel church in Rock Island, where she had been a member.  Rev. Selma Berger conducted the services.

Mrs. Scott was born in Colorado county Jan. 7, 1897.  Her parents were Matthew P. Edds and Annie Melissa Brisco.  She died in the Columbus hospital May 29 at the age of 69.

The body remained at the Columbus Funeral home until time of services.  Burial was in Cheatham cemetery.

Mrs. Scott is survived by 3 sisters, Mrs. Joe Schilhab of Sheridan, Mrs. Monroe Taylor of Wharton and Mrs. Ethel Pavel of Sinton; one brother, George Edds of Rock Island; and 3 grandchildren, Steven Ray Scott, Thomas Duncan Scott and Kathleen Eunice Scott all of Sheridan. 

Colorado County Citizen, June 9, 1966.
Submitted by Regena Williamson

Scott, Melissie [Melissa] (Popham)

Cullings From Cheetham

Your reporter is pained indeed to report the death of Mrs. Melissa Scott, which occurred at the family residence at this place at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Mrs. Scott had long been a sufferer, she being a victim of that most dreaded disease, consumption. Her remains were consigned to mother earth [Cheetham Cemetery] last Tuesday, Rev. A. W. Rabb of Halletsville performing the last sad rites. She leaves a devoted husband and small son, mother, several sisters and two brothers, besides a host of friends to mourn her untimely death. May God comfort the bereaved husband and relatives and may they strive to enter into the joys of the Redeemed, where no sorrow can come, and no good byes are ever said.

Jim and Will Popham, Mrs. Ed Coggsball, Mrs. Logan Allen and Mrs. M. J. Popham of Floresville, and Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Varner of Dilworth, attended the funeral of their relative, Mrs. Melissa Scott, last Tuesday....The Hunter, M. D

Weimar Mercury January 5, 1907

Scott, Nancy “Millie” (Wooliver)


This little city was plunged in deepest sorrow Wednesday when it was announced that Grandma Scott was dead. She had suffered for years with a cancer on her face, and although all that medical skill could do was done for her, it proved to no avail. She was a true christian lady and beloved by all who knew her. Her remains were interred here Thursday, Rev. Rabb performing the last sad rites. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved family. [interment in Cheetham cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, September 9, 1905, page 8

Scott, Rosie Lee (Mackey)


Mrs. Rosie Lee Scott, age 88, of Eagle Lake passed away, December 6 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Houston following a lengthy illness.

Born in Wallis to Anderson Mackey and Sarah (Long) Mackey, she had been a resident of Eagle Lake for over 50 years and an active and faithful member of the Greater Rising Star Baptist Church.

Survivors include, a daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Scott Jacquet of San Bernadino, Ca.; sisters, Alec, Zerlee and Fannie, all of Houston; brother, Louis Mackey of Houston; ten grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren, other relatives and a host of loved ones.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 14 at 2 p.m. from the Greater Rising Star Baptist Church, Rev. Ollie Scott, Pastor.

Interment will follow on the family lot next to her late husband, Alex Scott, at the Rising Star Cemetery in Eagle. Lake.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, December 21, 1988, page 2

Scott, Sally Kaye (Coleman)


Sally Kaye Coleman-Scott, 53, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, July 13, at Columbus Community Hospital.

She was born Oct. 16, 1951 to Hubert and Bessie Coleman. She was worked as a home health care and medication nurse and was a member of New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Shirley Axel.

She is survived by her husband, Edward Scott; daughters, Latanza Smalls, of El Paso and and Tomella Williams, of El Paso; sons, Leslie Williams Jr., of Carlsbad, N.M. and Rodney Williams, of Columbus; sisters, Barbara and husband, Robert Waddle, of Columbus and Betty and husband, Robert Coreathers, of Columbus; brother-in-law, John Axel, of Columbus; and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at New Greater Smith Chapel Baptist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Joseph Hargrove officiating. Interment followed at the Columbus City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Willie Mayberry, Tommie Evans, Leslie Williams, Leo Hargrove Jr., Howard Evans, Arthur Coleman, Raymond Moore, Michael Coleman and Robert Hargrove Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Terrence Axel, Robert Axel, Robert Waddle III, John H. Axel, Percy Coleman, Thomas Hargrove, Anthony Axel, Adrian Axel and Andrel Waddle.

Colorado County Citizen, July 20, 2005
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Scott, Sam




Coroner's Jury Still in Session.
(Special Telgram to the News.]

COLUMBUS, Oct. 31.—About 6 o'clock this morning the bodies of two negro men, Jim Mc Donald and Sam Scott, were found hanging to a live oak tree about two miles west from Columbus. From developments so far it appears they were killed the evening before, between sundown and dark, near the railroad stock-pen. One white man and three negro boys are said to be the perpetrators, but as yet none of them have been identified. The jury of inquest are in session to-night and will probably render a verdict to-morrow. [Burial place unknown.]

The Galveston Daily News, November 1, 1879, page 1

Justice Stockbridge at Columbus has admitted Warren Stafford, white, John Denly and Dave Johnson, colored to bail in the sum of $500 each. They are charged with murdering two negroes, bail was promptly given.

Brenham Weekly Banner, November 14, 1879, page 1

There is a very detailed 3-column article, "The Negro Murderers," about the events of October 31, 1879 in The Galveston News, November 6, 1879, page 2.

Scott, Steve

Robbed and Murdered

A robbery and murder occurred in this section and near Oakland a few days ago. A negro farmer named Steve Scott, living near Oakland, was in town Saturday, and sold two bales of cotton. He purchased a horse from another negro, and was displaying the remainder of his wealth, consisting of four ten dollar bills and some silver. Some time that night he was robbed of his wealth, by whom it is unknown at the present. He was in Weimar Sunday and in search of his missing coin apparently got on a pretty warm trail. That night he returned to his home and while asleep on the front porch of his home, someone slipped up and unloaded the contents of a double barrel shotgun into his head, nearly blowing same off. Officers went out and arrested two Negroes -- a man and a woman -- living in that section, but just what connection they have with the killing we have not learned. Scott was in Weimar nearly all of Saturday, and attracted considerable attention because of the fact he was driving a fine horse, a beautiful animal which we are told he had raised. The grand jury will soon be in session and doubtless will sift out the matter. [Place of interment Oakland Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, September 11, 1914
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Scott, Unknown

Sheridan News.

The infant of Mr. and Ms. John Scott of Cheetham, which had been sick for some time died one day last week and the little form was tenderly intered[sic] in the cemetery [Cheetham] a that place. The little one was about one month old and had been sick practically all of its life. To the bereaved parents and family we extend sincerest condolence.

Weimar Mercury, October 31, 1913

Scott, Verna

Sheridan News.

July 1.--Death again visited this place on last Wednesday and the spirit of one of the little twin daughters of postmaster and Mrs. John Schott[sic] was wafted to the realms above. The little one had never been a really strong child yet its sudden death was a shock to all as only a few knew of its illness until it was dead. The little body was intered[sic] in the cemetery [Cheetham] at this place last Thursday. We extend our sympathy to the family in their sad bereavement.

Weimar Mercury, July 5, 1912

Scott, Wesley

Falling Bucket of Dirt Kills Negro In a Well.

Wesley Scott, colored, died early Wednesday morning, following an accident while digging a well near Altair the day previous. Scott was down in the well and while pulling up a bucket of dirt and when near the top of the well, the rope broke, the bucket of dirt striking Scott squarely between the shoulders, paralyzing practically his entire body. The accident happened about ten o’clock Tuesday morning. Scott was brought here for medical treatment, but died Wednesday morning.--Eagle Lake Headlight. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, August 7, 1914, page 2

Scott, William Thomas

Cheatham[sic] Native William T. Scott Succumbs at 87

SHERIDAN-- Last rites were held last Friday at 2:30 p.m. for William Thomas Scott, 87-year-old native of Cheatham who died at his home here the previous day at 3 p.m.

Rev. Floyd Durham of Houston conducted the services in the Full Gospel church at Rock Island of which Mr. Scott was a member. Columbus Funeral home directed arrangements.

Mr. Scott, a retired rancher, was formerly an election judge in the Sheridan precinct. He was born April 25, 1873.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Scott; and a son, Howard Thomas Scott of San Antonio.

Burial was in the Cheatham cemetery.

Colorado County Citizen, September 1, 1960, page 4

Scott, Willie


Willie Scott, 61, of Glidden, passed away Monday, Aug. 8 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 13, 1943 in Glidden to Willie Scott Sr. and Nellie (Washington) Scott. He married Leola (Booker) Scott on April 21, 1961 in Columbus and worked as a utility worker for Columbus.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

He is survived by his wife; daughters, Tonya Watkins and son-in-law, Reginald Watkins, of Grand Prairie, Michelle Scott, of Fort Worth, Beverly Nunn, of Sealy and Aretha Scott, of Houston; sons, Willie B. Scott, of Glidden, Johnnie Scott, of San Antonio, Gary Scott and daughter-in-law, Anita Scott, of San Antonio and Leon Scott, of Fort Worth; sisters, Jo Ann Harbert, of San Antonio, Hattie M. Anderson, of San Antonio and Sandra Barnes, of Las Vegas, Nev.; brother, Burnett Scott and sister-in-law, Bonnie Scott, of Fort Worth; mother-in-law, Vera Courtney, of Houston; and 16 grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Glidden with the Rev. Bennie Paul officiating. Interment followed at Shepherd Memorial Cemetery in Glidden.

Pallbearers were Andrew Lee Smallwood, David Thomas, Michael Williams, Sherman Wilson, Charlie Wright, Stanley Smallwood, Leslie Williams and Bennie Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Scott, Leon Scott, Burnett Scott, Robert Garner, Connie Ray Hurd, Johnnie Scott, Willie B. Scott and Gerald Booker.

Colorado County Citizen, August 17, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

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