COLBERT - Patricia Lacy "Pat" Scogin departed this world on June 8, 2011 at 8:35 p.m. This Earth was graced with her presence for 63 years. She loved her family and her friends with a passion rarely witnessed. She loved life but was unafraid to let it go. While she was here she loved, she worked, she played, and she befriended many, many people. She loved Jesus, her Savior and her hero, her husband, her children, and her friends, in that order. She prayed for her enemies. She loved daffodils and shade trees and hot, sunny beaches, Pepsi Cola and hot dogs and she loved babies. She loved puppies and kittens. She loved all helpless things and tried her best to nourish them. This Earth is diminished with her passing. All who knew her can testify to this.
Pat was born on December 7, 1947 in Toccoa. She attended Elbert County Schools. She was retired from Rafinnatti Men's Apparel Group in Athens.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Lacy; stepfather, Thomas Eugene Borders; and sister-in-law, Hilda Faye Scogin Smith.
Survivors, in addition to her spouse, Bruce W. Scogin, include her mother, Ida Mae Borders; mother-in-law, Ladys Haley Scogin; her children, Larry (Sandra) Tiller, Clint (Tammy) Tiller, Trent Tiller, Angie (Michael) Embry, Milissa (Richard) Hatfield; grandchildren, Lisa Farlow, Branson McDonald, Steven Tiller, Hunter Tiller, Kayla Tiller, Joshua Tiller, Ethan Tiller, Victoria Tiller, Kendra Embry, Karissa Embry, Andrea Hatfield, Brianna Coile, and Ellison Hatfield; great-grandchildren, Cody White, Ashley Gollhuir, Caelon McDonald, Caitlin McDonald, Cole Hix and Emma-Grace Duncan; great-great-grandchild, Lexxi Gollhuir; brothers, Bobby (Hazel) Forrester, David ( Doris) Lacy and George (Gloria) Lacey; sisters-in-law, Debra Scogin Smith, Lynn (Gary) Scogin Smith, Connie (Steven) Scogin Roth; brothers-in-law, Jerry (Sue) Scogin, Felton (Jean) Scogin and Dwight ( Nancy ) Scogin.
Funeral services were held Saturday, June 11, at the chapel of Lord & Stephens, Danielsville. Interment was at Kirk Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tim Wyatt, Chris Mattox, Steven Patton, Jason Arrondale, Rodney Clifton, Stanley Hanson and Lucas Vendrilleo. The honorary pallbearers and honor guard were the entire Colbert Volunteer Fire Department.
Donations can be made in Pat's name to Northeast Georgia Cancer Care, 3329 Old Jefferson Road, Building 700, Athens, GA 30607-1465
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville was in charge of arrangements.