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OBIT: Mrs. Betty Jo Scurlock

Mrs. Betty Jo Scurlock

Mrs. Betty Scurlock of Carthage and formerly of the Defeated Creek Community died at 9 a.m. Sunday morning May 26, 2019 at the Concordia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage where she had made her home since October 19, 2015. Mrs. Scurlock was 78.

Graveside services were conducted Thursday morning May 30th at 11 a.m. with Bro. Gary Miller officiating. Burial followed in Section five of Ridgewood Cemetery.

The fourth of twelve children born to the late Walter Robert Baker Sr. and Louise Tarr Baker, she was born Betty Jo Baker in the Rigsley Community of Obion County, Tennessee on February 14, 1941.

Her first husband, Buffalo Valley native Johnny “Sally” Hancock, died at the age of 54 on July 3, 1993.

She was preceded in death by four children, Johnny Ray Hancock, Helen Hancock and a set of twins who died as infants.

Also preceding her in death was a granddaughter, Ashley Renee’ Hancock.

She was later united in marriage to South Carthage native Troy Samuel Scurlock who preceded her in death on March 28, 2018 at the age of 77.

She was preceded in death by six siblings, Georgia Mai Baker Barber, H. B. Baker, Shirley Ann Baker Gibbs, Mary Helen Baker Murphy, Bonnie Baker Howell and Walter Robert Baker Jr..

Mrs. Scurlock was a longtime employee of the Texas Boot Co.

Mrs. Scurlock was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are her five children, Rhonda Garnett and husband Keith of Carthage, Carolyn Hancock of Carthage, Ricky Hancock of Cookeville, Ronnie Hancock and Charles Hancock both of Carthage; five siblings, Sue Mitchell of Cookeville, Dorothy Nell Leach of McMinnville, Glenn Baker and wife Billie Ann of Smithville, Jimmy Baker and wife Faye and Billy Ray Baker all of Smithville; fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren.