Family of Betty CARY (116) & Lester WAUGH
Carroll County News-Leader, Wednesday, January 17, 2001, by Shirley Nanney, Editor
HHS Class of 1980 Names Star for Deceased Member
When the Huntingdon High School Class of 1980 met for their twenty year reunion Nov. 25  of last year at the National Guard Armory in Huntingdon, class members agreed they wanted to remember one of their deceased members in a special way. Bonnie Waugh Scott, daughter of Lester and Betty Waugh of Huntingdon, died of cancer on Jan. 20, 1992. She has two sons, Brett Scott, 16, and Cody Scott, 13. Elizabeth (Betty) Stokes Pulliam, a member of the class, now living in Las Vegas, was one of the committee members who arranged for the special memorial. "Several of her friends decided we wanted to remember Bonnie since she is the first and only one in our class lost to death," said Elizabeth. "She and I were real close friends. We waited on tables at Freeda's Restaurant together." During Bonnie's illness, friends including Renee Miller, Gina Rainey, Cindy McMinn, Barbara Wallace, Sherry Haywood, and Terry Dodd, would get together with Bonnie for a frequent outing they called, "Mom's Night Out." As a way of remembering Bonnie, a star in her memory that was named "Bonnie's Light", was purchased through a Star Registry. A map of which to located the star was presented to her parents. A framed certificate the parents also received explained the Registry. The star's name is permanently filed in the Star Registry vault in Switzerland and recorded in a book which will be registered n the United States copyright office. At the reunion, a table was set up that held a burning candle and Bonnie's photograph. "We wanted to feel that she was still a part of our class reunion," said Elizabeth. The Star Registry is a new means of paying honor and tribute to someone. "We just thought a star being named in Bonnie's honor has very special meaning," said Elizabeth. Bonnie's parents think so also. "It means a lot to us for Bonnie to be remembered by the class," said her parents. "It's comforting to know there is a star in the heavens name for her."
Obituary: Bonnie Waugh Scott
May 22, 1962 - January 20, 1992
Mrs. Bonnie Waugh Scott, 29, of Huntingdon, died Monday, January 20, at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday, January 21, at the Roans Creek Church of Christ. Interment followed in the Sellers Hill Cemetery. Brother Charles Thomason officiated. Mrs. Scott, the daughter of Lester and Betty Waugh, was born May 22, 1962, in Indiana. She was an employee of Publix Shirt Corporation, and a member of the Roans Creek Church of Christ. She also leaves her husband, Ricky Scott; two sons, Brent Scott and Cody Scott; a sister, Michelle Brandon; and her grandmother, Myrtle Cary, all of Huntingdon. Pallbearers who served were Mickey Milam, Jamie Mann, Bud Thomason, Charles Pruett, Hershel Bailey, and Grady Smothers. Dilday Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bonita Carol married James Ricky SCOTT, son of James Priestly SCOTT (1929-) & Willie May PENDERGRASS (1934-). Born on 2 Feb 1961 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.
They had the following children:
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