OBITUARY

Kathlyn Scurlock Grant

June 24, 1919March 1, 2018
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Funeral services for Kathlyn Scurlock Grant will be on Friday, March 9 at 2 p.m.

Kathlyn was born in the farming community of Goat Neck near Cleburne, Texas, on June 24, 1919. She moved to White Oak and graduated from Longview High School in 1936. She attended BMI Business School 1936-37. She married Ray Scurlock in 1938. She was a homemaker and later worked with Coats Drilling Company in Gladewater until retirement. She lived at Buckner Westminster Place in Longview and then moved to Mustang Creek Estates Assisted Living in Allen where she passed away on March 1, 2018 at the age of 98.

She was very active in church work at First United Methodist Church Gladewater and Winterfield United Methodist Church in Longview. She also was a group leader for Cub Scouts and Camp Fire Girls.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray Scurlock, her second husband, Grover Grant, and a very special friend, T.W. Moughon. She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling and fishing.

Family members include her son and daughter in law, Steve and Jill Scurlock of Gladewater, daughter and son in law, Sharon Scurlock Berryman and Marty Berryman of Lucas, stepdaughter and husband, Carol and Larry Douglas and stepdaughter Lynn Grant Tippens. Grandchildren include Matthew Berryman, Michael Berryman, Corey Scurlock, Deanna Chandler, Brandon Burr, Jeff Burr and David Tippens and several great grand children.

Close family friends include Dennis and Linda Henderson, Tom and Mae Moughon, Joe and Debbie Moughon and their extended families.

Larry Douglas will be leading the service at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Longview.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Berryman, Marty Berryman, Robert Chandler, Tom Moughon, Joe Moughon, Dennis Henderson, John Preston and Danny Sorrells.

She will be remembered for her faith in the Lord, her radiant smile and her ability to find the good in all situations and all people.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Mustang Creek Estates Assisted Living in Allen and Total Hospice and Palliative Care in Dallas for the exceptional love and care they gave to our mother, Kathlyn.

Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church in Gladewater or the Goat Neck Community Center c/o Sharon Berryman.

  • FAMILY

  • James L McCarty, Father
  • Elsie Jones McCarty, Mother
  • Ray Scurlock, Husband
  • Grover Grant, Husband
  • Steve Scurlock, Son
  • Jill Scurlock, Daughter-in-law
  • Sharon Scurlock Berryman, Daughter
  • Marty Berryman, Son-in-law
  • Carol Douglas, Step Daughter
  • Larry Douglas, Step Son-in-Law
  • Lynn Grant Tippens, Step Daughter
  • Matthew Berryman, Grandchild
  • Michael Berryman, Grandchild
  • Corey Scurlock, Grandchild
  • Deanna Chandler, Grandchild
  • Brandon Burr, Grandchild
  • Jeff Burr, Grandchild
  • David Tippens, Grandchild
  • T.W. Moughon, Friend
  • Dennis Henderson, Friend
  • Linda Henderson, Friend
  • Tom Moughon, Friend
  • Mae Moughon, Friend
  • Joe Moughon, Friend
  • Debbie Moughon, Friend
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Matthew Berryman, Active
  • Marty Berryman, Active
  • Robert Chandler, Active
  • Tom Moughon, Active
  • Joe Moughon, Active
  • Dennis Henderson, Active
  • John Preston, Active
  • Danny Sorrells, Active
  • DONATIONS

  • First United Methodist Church
  • Goat Neck Community Center

Services

  • Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kathlyn Scurlock Grant

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Marty Berryman

March 29, 2018

Kathlyn,
You lived a full life, 98 years, 8 months, and 5 days! I know your secret, you always said, " Marty, Got to keep moving, and do it!". You are my Inspiration.
I will miss your humor and smile. But, most of all I will miss all the love and happiness you brought to this world. Until I'm with you again.

Love,
Marty
Your favorite son in law!

KEEP SMILIN GRANDMA

Matthew Berryman

March 25, 2018

I miss the times when I was just a little boy running around in the trees behind your house growing up. We always pretended that we were exploring for dinosaurs. You brought out the imagination for me and couldn't have asked for it to go any other way. All the games you came to watch me play as a kid all the way through high school made me the happiest grandson ever. I always had my guardian angel with me wherever I was on the field. You provided me with faith, strength, security and to care for others. I won't get to hear your voice anymore but when a prayer has been answered I'll know that you will always be there for me. You taught me so much for the 26 years I got to spend with you. When Mom asked me to be a pallbearer she gave me the option of doing it. There was no way that I wasn't going to be able to carry out one last task for you. It was an honor to bring you to your resting place. I love you to the moon and back Grandma. Till we meet again.

Matthew Ray Berryman

Sharon Berryman

March 21, 2018

The day of mom's service at Lakeview I was very sad and nervous about speaking. Speaking is something I REALLY wanted to do for her and for myself to be able to pay tribute to her.

All the way down I worried and worried. When we arrived at Lakeview and went to the back to get dressed, I noticed that I had brought a black print jacket and dark NAVY pants. Not a matched set.

I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, what would mom say to do? She would say, carry on and push through it. She also would have thought it was humorous that this happened. I could see her smiling at the situation.

I immediately relaxed and realized things would be ok. I was able to speak what I wanted and did not waiver until my last sentence. Mission accomplished Mom! We all smile!

Linda (Moughon) Henderson

March 21, 2018

My daughter, Suzanne, named her youngest for my dad, TW. Look at Kathlyn’s beautiful smile when she met young TW at her 98th birthday party!

Linda (Moughon) Henderson

March 21, 2018

Kathlyn and my dad, TW, loved to fish.  With TW's house being on Lake Devernia, they had the perfect fishing hole.  There were a lot of catfish in that lake but turtles of all sizes were a big problem. Often turtles got bait off a hook before the fish had a chance.  One day Kathlyn and TW hatched a plan to use bacon to catch these 'bait stealing' turtles.   I don't think they had any idea how many small turtles there actually were.  They had a fun filled 'turtle catching' afternoon and ended up with quite a collection.  Kathlyn and TW would laugh and have us laughing as they told and retold us this story.  It was sometimes simple things like this that brought them joy and happiness.  We miss them both.  Kathlyn and TW will be in our hearts forever.  

Sharon and Steve, please know that we love your mother dearly.

Tom Moughon

March 20, 2018

Kathlyn had a very special calm enthusiasm about her. She was always in control with her emotions, always with a smile. She had a stablizing effect on my dad. They just loved doing, it didn’t really matter what, all was good, just killing time together until they saw each other again. I don’t think it could have been any better at that stage in their lives.

Joe Moughon

March 18, 2018

What an honor to be a pallbearer at Kathlyn’s celebration of life. I loved her smile and loved to hear her laugh. I loved to make her laugh. Kathlyn had a presence about her. When she entered a room she would instantly be the center of attention. That is a good thing. After my Father passed away she really needed my family, my brother’s family and my sister’s family to stay involved with her. She needed that and we needed it even more.

Carol and Larry Douglas

March 15, 2018

What a blessing when Kathlyn married my dad, Grover Grant. Whenever Larry and I visited her she was upbeat, positive, cheerful and most of all full of love - which you could feel covering you. Her sense of humor always brought many laughs. We miss her but know we will see her smiling face and outstretched arms again. We love you.

Sharon Berryman

March 15, 2018

Ten things I want you to know about our mom, Kathlyn

1. She was the “glue” that held families together over the years.
She did this with patience, love and understanding.

2. She was a planner- she planned out everything; 8 years ago she had purchased her clothing she would be wearing today

3. She loved people- anytime we took her out to dinner she always wanted to sit in the corner and watch families, especially the kids; children were very important to her! One of the residents at Mustang Creek Estates wrote a card stating- Her Love Was the Greatest!

4. Monday a week ago, we waited on the phone to Social Security for over an hour to have her mailing address changed. We laughed and joked about how long it took. Little did we know that mom would change addresses twice in one week as Billy Graham changed his earthly address.

5. She loved to play Bingo. One of her biggest concerns when she moved to Mustang Creek was that they were only allowed one Bingo card per person per game. She was a fierce competitor and always won something she could pass on to us when we visited.

6. The nurses and staff where she lived were amazed at her zest for life and her enthusiasm for living. They were always telling us she never acted her age, which in the end was 98 years, 8 months and 5 days young.

7. Several months ago, we were driving to an appointment and she told me that if she were to pass away that night, she was ok with it because she was right with God. She then proceeded to tell me, “Don’t worry, I’m not going tonight!” and laughed.

8. She loved to go to Collin College for special events with Marty’s tennis program and was made an honorary member of the Collin College Tennis Team this last fall.

9. Each year she loved returning to her beloved childhood community of Goat Neck in June. She enjoyed telling us stories of her happy times there as a child.

10. Her love and concern for Steve and I was always first and foremost. Her family was #1.

Sharon Berryman

March 15, 2018

Here are two journal items that Kathlyn wrote-

New Beginning
I am in a holding pattern
I have got to be me, just Kathlyn
Holding and not going anywhere but forward
Today I will plan to do what I can to be myself and do the right thing;
With God’s help I can and I will.
Over it or through it; New Beginning

Thy Will Be Done
Guidance to know what one should do
At the same time to respect the wishes of that person
One that was loved dearly for so long has at one time expressed their thoughts and feelings
At all times do what you can do- and in the long run not to feel guilt
Believe God will guide you and take care of all.