Thomasville Times Enterprise

February 15, 2013

James “Woody” Scott



James "Woody" Scott was a strong warrior who fought and won many battles here on earth.  On February 14, 2013, he fought and won his last earthly battle with honor, and left this earth to continue his walk with Jesus. He was a witness of God's love through his unique personality. With every role God gave him in life, he pursued it with excellence. He was a faithful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He had a playful, loving spirit that drew people to him.  If he ever met a stranger, he soon turned them into friends.  He reached out to the world and embraced life's every moment. He cherished God's beauty in nature and drew life and understanding from its teachings.  Woody was born September 4, 1943 in Quitman, GA to James Leo and Louvenia King Scott. He married his high school sweetheart, Gail Groover on February 7, 1962.  He and Gail enjoyed celebrating their 51st anniversary on February 7, 2013 with family and friends at their home in Ochlocknee.  Woody is survived by his wife, Gail Groover Scott;  daughters, Tammy Davis (Darrell), Robin Hower, and Stacey Hutto; mother Louvenia Scott Harrison; sisters Alice Bond (LeVaughn) and Carolyn Courtney;  brother-in-law C.Roy Groover (Wendy);  grandchildren Caleb and Peyton Wilson, Haley and Lillianna Hutto, Tosha and Alex Nelms;  and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James Leo Scott, brothers Larry and Clifford Scott and sister, Robbie Green.  A service to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3:00 at New Covenant Church in Thomasville, where he was a member.  Pastor David Allen will officiate. Active pallbearers will be:  Caleb Wilson, Peyton Wilson, Darrell Davis, Roy Groover, Fred Murphy, and Charles Anderson.  Burial will follow in Ochlocknee City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home from 6-8:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Building Fund at New Covenant Church, 48 Patterson Still Spur East, Thomasville, GA 31757.  Guests may sign the Register Book online at — Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home