DANIELSVILLE – Evelyn V. Morelli Scoggins, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, companion, and friend, died Tuesday, October 16, 2009, at her residence. Her husband and caregiver were by her side.
Born in Dresden, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Guy Morella and Marion O’Donnel. Mrs. Scoggins was preceded in death by a daughter, Carlene Peavy; granddaughter, Valarie Schroder; and great-granddaughter, Kaitlin M. Schroder.
She gave to her community and was involved in many activities that included 13 years as a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer with her husband, she was a co-founder of the Madison County Saddle Club, volunteered for the Battered Women Shelter of Athens, and the Our Daily Bread Food Kitchen in Athens. She was a true example of “Love Thy Neighbor.” Her family was her life along with “The Farm” and her love for animals and nature. She was co-manager of “Valley View Farms” and very active in the cattle operation for over 25 years. She also raised collies (Lassie type) for many years.
Evelyn in her quiet and caring manner provided the funding for the Gazebo, In Memory of her daughter Carlene, at the Danielsville Park and with a friend kept the Madison County Journal operating. She was very active in her church, the Danielsville United Methodist Church, which she attended faithfully until her health declined.
Evelyn will be missed by her family and many friends, especially her husband, companion, friend and partner for 51 years.
Survivors include her husband, John Scoggins; daughter, Dr. Holly Scoggins and son-in-law, Dr. Joel Shuman, both of Blacksburg, Va.; granddaughter, Andrea Gill, Wedowee, Ala.; grandson, Jon Jenkins, Cleveland; great-grandsons, Grant Lackey, Mason Gill, Nickey Schroder; great-great-granddaughter, Francesca Morris; and a very special person, Mrs. Marie Carder, her caregiver, for the past five years.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 19, at the Danielsville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Calvin Ward and Mike McLemore officiating. Burial was at Danielsville Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danielsville United Methodist Church, 275 General Daniel Ave. N., Danielsville, GA 30633, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.