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James Frederick Scroggins

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James Frederick Scroggins “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to him it is sin” James 4:17
Funeral services were held at Beacon Church of Christ Gun Barrel City and burial was held at Elm Grove Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.
James was born Dec. 13, 1931, in Kemp, the son of Duge and Cora Akers Scroggins.
James attended school in various places in the Mabank area and received his GED.
James served his country in the United States Army and received the National Defense Service Medal in 1955.
He married the love of his life Iva “Nell” Ballow Scroggins March 2, 1950.
James was a working member of Beacon Church of Christ Gun Barrel City. He retired from Wilson’s Packing Company and received the “Top Dog” national award for his “fantastic” salesmanship abilities.
James and his wife Nell then opened a restaurant in Kaufman. James then pursued a career with a building firm in Maryland and became a supervisor.
Like Jesus, he was an exceptional carpenter and lover of people. He especially liked to help those less fortunate and built several handicap ramps for families in need.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Nell, his loving daughter Debra “Ann” Hall and parents Duge and Cora, brothers Tommy, Noble, Ernest and Chester, sisters Cleo, Ethel Joyce, Reiva, Clara Lee and infant Vera.  
James is survived by his sister Willie Mae Simmons and husbandBill of Athens, son-in-law Bill Hall, Jr. of Bunker Hill, W. Va., grandchildren Amanda Hall-Helmers and husband Jorg of Germany, Billy Hall, III and wife Crystal of West Virginia and David Hall of Walkersville, Md., four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, life-long friends and his church family.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Beacon Church of Christ Gun Barrel City to help send children to church camp.


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