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Hurlene Finch Scott



10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9. 2010
1st Baptist Church, 738 E. Castle St., Murfreesboro, TN

Funeral, officiated by Pastor James M. McCarroll, Jr.:
11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010
First Baptist Church

on Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Evergreen Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN

Hurlene Finch Scott was born to the Late Larrell C. “L.C.” Finch and Imogene Finch Dickerson on April 9, 1942 in Murfreesboro, TN. She received her early education at Bradley Elementary School and Holloway High School in Murfreesboro. She continued her education at Fisk University in Nashville, TN graduating in June 1964 with a Bachelor degree in Mathematics.

In June 1964 she married Raymond Scott, whom she had known since childhood, who preceded her in death. To this union were born two children, their daughter Raynese and their son Raymone.
After relocating to Akron, OH with her husband she worked in the Akron Public School system where she taught for over 30 years retiring in 1998. Prior to relocating to Akron, she taught briefly in Clarksville, TN. She leaves behind hundreds of students whose lives she touched in her classrooms.

She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Akron Alumnae Chapter in 1981. Over the years she served as Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Arts and Letters Chairperson, Delta Academy/GEMS Co-Chairperson, and various committees of the Les Belles Pearl Cotillion. She faithfully attended her book club meetings as well.
Hurlene was a member of Wesley Temple AME Zion Church where she taught Sunday school, served as scholarship committee chairperson, member of the Children’s Board, Vacation Bible School staff, and as a junior usher board advisor. Prior to moving to Akron, she held memberships in Allen Chapel AME Church in Murfreesboro, TN and Lee Chapel AME church in Nashville, TN.

To know Hurlene, was to love Hurlene. She put her heart in soul into each endeavor she undertook. She committed her life to the rearing of her children in a manner that is indescribable. They were her heart and she did everything in her power to ensure their success in life including taking on a part-time job at Ritzman Pharmacy in Akron, OH to help finance the college education of her children. She did this willingly and never asked for anything in return except performance to the best of their abilities.

She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. After retirement she spent extensive time traveling to visit friends and family. Many joked about how little time she spent in Akron after retirement stating it was a full-time job keeping up with where Hurlene was on a monthly basis. She became an unofficial “snow-bird” vowing to spend most of her time away from Akron during the winter months to avoid the harsh Northeastern Ohio winters weather. She was well known for her Chess pies and her rolls were in great demand during the holiday season.

Hurlene leaves to cherish her memory and to carry on her legacy her daughter Raynese (Jose) Scott Fikes of Honolulu, HI, her son Raymone Scott of Akron, OH, Grandson, Raymond Leonard Scott and mother Melissa Svonavec both of Kent, OH. Sisters-in-law Ruth Scott, Rosa Scott, and Carrie Scott all of Akron, OH and Anne Smith of Murfreesboro, TN. Brothers-in-law Leonard Scott and Richard Scott both of Akron, OH. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

Scales and Sons Funeral Home

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