Thursday, October 20, 2011

FAMU Alumna Frances Wooten Scruggs Succumbs

Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumnus and a former student body president Frances Wooten Scruggs passed away on Aug. 1 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She was 90.

A memorial service for the fallen Rattler will take place, Saturday, August 13 at Mt. Hermon AME Church in Fort Lauderdale.

After graduating from Broward County’s Dillard High School, she enrolled in Florida A&M College (FAMC), where she served as student body president. At FAMC, she met and married the co-captain of the football team, Frank Scruggs Sr.

After earning her bachelor of science degree, she and her husband joined the faculty of Dillard High School. She received her master’s degree from Ohio State University. She concluded her working years as a guidance counselor at Piper High School, Sunrise, Fla.

Scruggs was a charter member of the Delta Eta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, which honored her by creating the Frances Scruggs Scholarship in 1997. She had two sons, Frank Scruggs Jr. and Joshua David Scruggs.

In lieu of gifts, the family is asking for donations to the Frances Scruggs Scholarship, Zeta D.O.V.E. Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 15811, Plantation, Florida 33318.

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