JAMES (GRUMP) SCRUGGS, age 84, of Mahan Road, Summerville, Georgia , passed away Sunday morning, December 23, 2018, in a Rome hospital. A native of Berryton, Georgia, He was born to the late William Thomas and Birdie Octavie Cox Scruggs on August 22, 1934. Mr. Scruggs was Baptist by Faith, a retired Millrite, Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U. S. Army, member of the V. F. W. and American Legion, a member of Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM, and a member of Yaarab Shrine Temple.
Surviving are His wife, Effie Scruggs; daughter and spouse, Peggy and John Busby; son and spouse, James Neal, Jr. and Arliss Jo Scruggs; grandchildren, Danny and Shelley Scruggs and Julia Scruggs; great grandchildren, Taylor Scruggs and Naomi Scruggs.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 27th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Russ Blackwell and Pastor Malcolm Harris officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Rusty Dooley, Marc Hogg, Michael Morris, Tim Wilson, Russ Blackwell, and Britt Evans; Honorary Pallbearers Pete Denson Jerry Hamby, Donnie Hall, and Truck Town Employees. The Family will receive friends Thursday from 12:00 noon until 3:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. James (Grump) Scruggs, who passed away Sunday.