Death – Obituary: Robert V. “Bob” Scott (12/29/21)

Death – Obituary

Robert V. “Bob” Scott, 91, of Seligman, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, at Aurora Nursing Center in Aurora.

He was born on March 14, 1930, in Mantee, Miss., the son of Lonnie D. and Zona (Dura) Scott. On March 15, 1953, in Oak Grove, Mo., he was united in marriage to Betty Dewitt, who preceded him in death on July 13, 2017. Also preceding him in death were his parents and nine siblings.

Survivors include: three daughters, Dr. Shari Thompson of Marshall, Regina Scott of Columbia, and Johnna Beitler of Springfield; one brother, Harold Scott and his wife Charlotte of Meridian, Miss.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Cumberland High School in Webster County, Miss. After high school, he attended Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., and was awarded a degree. He was in the Ministry for 61 years, the majority of which was spent ministering in Southern Barry County. After his retirement as pastor of Seligman First Baptist Church, he attended Victory Baptist Church in Cassville.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Pastor Randy Comer will conduct the services. Burial will be at King Cemetery in Seligman. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.