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Corrine S. Scales



Lie- in- State:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2016
Scales & Sons Funeral Home, 314 East State Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Visitation With The Family:
1:00 - 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016
First Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN

Celebration of Life Service:
2:00 PM on Sunday, December 4, 2016
First Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle Street, Murfreesboro, TN

The Service of Committal & Interment:
Following the service on Sunday, December 4, 2016
Evergreen Cemetery

Walter and Hattie Murray Smith were blessed with the birth of their third child, Corrine Florence Smith, born on October 22, 1927. She was welcomed by her sister, Ophelia and brother, Delbert. She would later become big sister to Ianthia. They all grew up in a home filled with love, encouragement and faith in God. Her heavenly father called her home November 27,2016. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Ophelia S. Batey and brother, Delbert Smith.

Growing up in Murfreesboro, she attended Bradley Elementary School and Holloway High School. She grew up with a father who loved horses and a mother who loved teaching and making things grow. Corrine gardened for many years and seldom let a year go by without putting her tomato plants out. She- encouraged her children and grandson to take part in the family tradition of gardening and landscaping.

Corrine was married to Henry Preston Scales Jr., affectionately known as "Pops." Their union produced two children, Shannon and Janet. She often talked about how proud her husband would have been to have known their grandson, Sterling.

After a 30-year career, Corrine retired from Rutherford County Hospital in 1996 where she worked as a Unit Clerk in Coronary Care, South Surgery and occasionally in the Emergency Room. Earlier in her life she became the first African-American crossing guard hired in Rutherford County serving Bradley/Holloway Schools.

Corrine Smith Scales was a proud member of First Baptist Church. She was an active member of the Ardent Workers Missionary Society and Mission Circle #2 for many years. She also served on many Women's Day committees and worked for several years as a member of the kitchen ministry. She loved her church family and always made sure to introduce herself to the visitors and new members. After church, however, it was her tradition to go to Sonic for comdogs.

She believed in the power of voting and seldom if ever missed an election. As a young mother, she conducted the neighborhood March of Dimes campaign and was a member of the Criterion Literary and Arts Club. She was honored as a 2016 recipient of the F.A.I.T.H. awards.

Miss Corrine was busy doing the things she loved to do like, shopping at TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Dillard's! She and Janet were great shopping partners and could always find a sale! She enjoyed preparing fresh vegetables, soups and chili with her grandson during winter months. She enjoyed watching her favorite television shows with Sterling and wouldn't miss the news, Antique Roadshow or any of the "judge" shows. The Christmas season wasn't complete for her without driving around to check out the lights and decorations. Corrine was always a classy, strong, proud lady, who carried herself with dignity and respect.

Corrine was loved and respected by all who knew her and will be greatly missed. Her memory is entrusted to her son, Shannon J. Scales; daughter, Janet D. Scales; grandson, Sterling P. Scales; sister, Ianthia S. Small; sister-in-law, Georgia Scales; nieces, Madelyn Scales Harris, Joan (Charles) Simmons, Judy (Lonnie) Jones, Molly (Jimmy) Canady, Raynell Scales, Lavetta Hancock, Dolores Hancock Sparks, Rubye (Cedrick) Boulden, Sophia Freeman and Monica Ford; nephews,Brian Smith, Robert (Sheila) Scales Jr., Rufus Preston Thompson, Carl Thompson, Raymond (Kim) Scales Jr., Rory (Pam) Scales, Douglas Hancock and Monte Smith; devoted cousins, friends, her church family and beloved State Street family!

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

PHONE: (615) 893-1313 - 24 hours a day

314 East State Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

P.O. Box 1371
Murfreesboro, TN 37133-1371