Nancy Scruggs

May 28, 1926January 2, 2015

Nancy Bentley Scruggs Athens

Nancy Bentley Scruggs died early Friday, January 2, 2015. Born in Greenville SC., she was the daughter of the late Emma Stansell Bentley and Upshaw Cranfill Bently and was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Lanier Scruggs, daughter Kathy Scruggs and brothers Upshaw Bentley and Tommy Bentley.

Shortly after birth she and her family moved to Athens where she was educated in the Athens public school system and also graduated from the University of Georgia where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. Mrs. Scruggs was also a member of the Athens Jr. Assembly, the Heritage Garden Club, the Tuesday Morning Bridge club and volunteered for Meals on Wheels for more than 25 years. She and her longtime friend, Jeanne Argo, started World Wide Travel and she was a charter member of Beech Haven Baptist Church,

Mrs. Scruggs is survived by her son and daughter in law Lewis and Elizabeth Scruggs, her daughter in law Jerry Kinnebrew Crisp and five grandchildren Lanier Scruggs (Carrie ), Nancy Dyleski (Mark), Kinney Scruggs, Andrew Scruggs (Emmy), Sally Griffith (Bo). She is also survived by eight great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Funeral services will be 11 am Monday, January 5th, at Beech Haven Baptist Church with Dr. Stewart Simms and Dr. David Mills officiating. The family will receive friends and guest immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Meals on Wheels, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, Georgia 30601.

Online condolences may be made at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service are in charge of arrangements.


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Tom Goodwin

March 30, 2015

I had not heard from Nancy in a while so I by chance discovered that she had passed into a wonderful eternity. She and Bubber were so supportive of our marriage and ministry and we wanted you to know how thankful we are for their endearing legacy in our lives.

Tom and Susan Goodwin
Cru/Campus Crusade for Christ

Kitty Carroll

January 13, 2015

My heart goes out to all of you. Nancy was a wonderful and sweet person. She will be missed by many!
Kitty Cobb Carroll

Adrienne Muqtasid

January 12, 2015

My family and I are sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Scruggs. She was such a nice woman. My auntil Emma Smith Clarke worked for her for many years and she was very fond of her and your family. May she Rest in Paradise and may God comfort those she left behind.
Smith, Pope & Muqtasid family

Fran Gorham

January 8, 2015

I brought my mother, Betty (BJ) Parr Gorham, to the funeral. On the way home she was sharing some memories of Nancy. She remembered being in school with her from grade school on up. As preschoolers she said their mothers played bridge together and they would bring the girls along to play with each other. The lovely descriptive words shared about Nancy at the service were perfect. The sanctuary was full. What a wonderful testament to a woman who lived a full life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

January 7, 2015

We are sad to hear of Mrs. Scruggs passing but know that she is in heaven with her dear friend,my mother,Grace,and there is another chair with the Tuesday morning girls to enjoy Heaven together as Angels!
holden Hunnicutt and family

Cynthia Dickerson

January 7, 2015

Beech Haven was blessed to have Nancy as a prayer warrior, friend and member for so many years. She and Mr. Scruggs were very supportive of Covenant Care Services and their gifts meant a lot to our ministry.

Winston Stephens

January 6, 2015

Nancy was such a lovely person. I'm sorry I didn't get the news of her passing in time to attend the service. My deepest sympathies go to her family.

January 6, 2015


My sincerest condolences in the loss of your mom. As a boy, I have the fondest memories of her as Mama hauled me around to all her friends' homes for Bridge Club and WMU meetings. She was a terrific lady and a very special friend to Mama and us all. God bless you and yours.

Sincerely, Reeves Carter

Gail Coffee

January 5, 2015

Lewis, Both Maiburn & myself are so sorry for your loss. We loved both your Mom and Dad and they both meant so much to the Coffee family during our years in Athens, and we never forgot them. They were very special.

January 5, 2015

Lewis and family, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's death. She was such a pretty and always nice lady. Know I am thinking about you and your family at this time.
Buddy Griffeth