June 30, 2007
BELOW IS FOUND MY TIDBIT ABOUT BARBARA SCRUGGS
PLUS A TRIBUTE TO BARBARA SCRUGGS FOUND ON THE
NCAA WEBSITE AND ACCESSIBLE AT:
June 27, 2007
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Don't think of her as gone away-
Her journey's just begun.
Life holds so many facets-
this earth is only one.
Just think of her as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how she must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of her as living
in the hearts of those she touched...
for nothing loved is ever lost-
and she has loved so much.
-- Ellen Brennerman
As you have probably heard, our dear friend and active fellow Republican, Barbara Scruggs, passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2007. What a total shock since I had no idea that she had any serious physical problems. She has been a very good friend of mine for many years, and we e-mailed all the time. In fact, when she found out that I wanted to be a delegate to the NFRW National Convention in California in September, she nominated me from the floor of the April 2007 GFRW meeting.
Barbara was currently a District Director of the GFRW and Corresponding Secretary of the Coweta County RW. She has been active in the Coweta GOP, the GFRW and in her district for many years. She has also worked in MANY campaigns for our Republican elected officials including our current and first ever Republican Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Karen Handel, our first Republican Secretary of State.
She passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack Tuesday, June 19, 2007.
"Barb collapsed at THE CENTRE OF PERFORMING ARTS kitchen, as she put her finger food sandwiches on plates for our BIG RECEPTION table. I had just hugged her not 10 minutes prior as she and I were talking as she arrived, and we were both so excited about the evening, that as it ended up was close to 400 guests attending. We had all sent out invitations to friends, family, church members, etc. Barbara herself handled maybe about 100-150 invites to all the dignitaries of Newnan and the County. We will never be able to replace the work she did for us and the Newnan Coweta Art Association, Inc. We all will certainly miss her and still can't imagine we won't see her at meetings but someday will see her in Heaven. God was with her to the end, as she was doing what she loved and among all her friends when he called her home."
As many of you know, she was a very talented artist, and two of her paintings were on display during the visitation Saturday at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan.
Barbara was a true patriot, and we shall miss her very much. Our prayers go out to her family in their time of grief.
Send your cards to her husband, W. G. (Bill) Scruggs, at 842 Mike Powers Road, Grantville, GA 30220-1640.
Two of Barbara's paintings were on display at the visitation at McKoon Funeral Home on June 23, 2007
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Barbara on the campaign trail in 2006 and at Republican
1. Barbara at the Casey Cagle Kickoff in Dawsonville 4/29/06 2. Awesome Bill Elliott
with Barbara Scruggs at Dawsonville Cagle Rally 3. Barbara (in hat) working at Sonny's West Georgia Rally August 26th, 2006 at Coweta County Fair Grounds 4. Barbara on right with Karen Handel (left end) at the GFRW May Board meeting 2005 at Chateau Elan
5. Barbara (second from right end) with other GFRW District Directors 2006 6. Barbara (4th from right end in white suit) at the NFRW National Convention in Nashville October 2005
7. Barbara (in red) is among greeters at door of the Governor's Mansion at the GFRW Reception on February 3, 2006. 8. Barbara was a true American patriot who loved her country and her state as well as her family.
Left: Barbara created the Coweta County RWC logo years ago. Following is Barbara's last Coweta RW Newsletter April-May,
2007 (PDF). She also set up her club web page on the
Coweta GOP web site years ago. Click here
Barbara was a caring angel among us!
3/1/1932 - 6/19/2007
She was born on in Connellsville, PA. to the late Clyde Ernest Gangawere, Sr. and Margaret Ellen Tate. She is survived by her husband, William Gordon Scruggs of Grantville, GA., daughter, Valerie Lynn Scruggs of Manhattan, NY, son, Derek J. Scruggs of Boulder; CO., son, Gregory V. Scruggs of Grantville, GA., grandson, Justin Scruggs of Grantville, GA., brother, Clyde Gangawere, Jr. of Jackson, MS & brother, Harry Gangawere of Greenville, TX
Mrs. Scruggs graduated from Greensburg High School in PA in 1950, after high school she attended St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing where she graduated as a RN in 1954, served in the USAF Nurse Corps from 1957-1958. Later Mrs. Scruggs served in leadership positions in the Republican party and the Republican Women's Club, she held a seat on the school board for 12 years, she was president of an organization for the wives of Eastern Airlines pilots and the local Heart Association, she was active in the NCAA , has taken part in Childhood Literacy programs and had a great interest in Visual Arts.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mckoon.com The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 23,2007 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at McKoon Funeral Home. Rather than flowers the family requests contributions to the Christian City Home for Children, 7345 Red Oak Road, Union City, Ga. 30291 or the charity of ones choice.
770-253-4580 -------- Obituary Line: 770-253-9220
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