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Rae F. Scott, 83 Of Farmville Dies Wednesday

FEBRUARY 26 – Rae Firesheets Scott, 83, of Farmville, died Wednesday, February 25,2004.

She was born July 21, 1920 In Nottoway County, a daughter of the late Norman W. and Edna Greenwood Firesheets. She was the widow of Dr. Charles W. Scott.

Mrs. Scott has always been an active and dedicated member of the Baptist Church. She has served as Sunday School teacher, local director of Baptist Women's Missionary Union, for approximately 15 years and has been director of the Southern Association of WMU. She attended all the state meetings and was twice a delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention. She was a delegate to the Baptist World Alliance held in Stockholm, Sweden. Following the organization of the Heritage Baptist Church, the women joined the Farmville Unit of Church Women United (1979). She has served as secretary and as president of the Unit and was always ready to assist when called upon. The group looked to her for the best in leadership for she embodied the qualities of dedication, knowledge, good judgment, and faithfulness.

Mrs. Scott also served as president of the Crewe Women's Club and Junior Director of the Alice Kyle District, before becoming a member of the Woman's Club of Farmville in 1968. She served two years as president, 1972-1974 and 1986-1988. She had been active in the club over the years, heading the Alice Kyle District in 1968. She was president of the Junior-Senior Woman's Club Corporation here from 1976-1979. Her duties when serving as secretary of the Virginia Federation of Women's Clubs included the compilation of the VFWC Yearbook. She had served on many committees and was faithful in her attendance at district and state meetings.

Mrs. Scott had always taken an active role In the Farmville community, soliciting for United Way, Cancer, Heart, March of Dimes and other worthwhile causes. She served on the District Board of the Virginia Lung Association and for ten years was secretary for the Chest Clinic held in Farmville. She served as president of her garden club and of the Town and Country Beautification Council. The entire community benefited from her tireless and dedicated leadership.

Mrs. Scott had always been an active member of the Auxiliary of Southside Community Hospital, serving terms as president and as recording secretary. In 1991 she began another term as president. For many years she has done volunteer work in the Gift Shop and has served on the “Tree of Life” committee, a special Christmas project. Here, too, as in other activities, she made her influence felt by her attendance at district and state meetings of the Virginia Association of Hospital Auxiliaries.

She is survived by her daughter, Martha S. Vannoy of Richmond; her son-in-law, Ralph Vannoy of Farmville; her sister, Virginia F. DePriest of Farmville; two nieces, Susan D. Flowers and Anne D. Munden both of Richmond and her faithful friend and caregiver, Annie Eppard of Rice.

A funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church with interment in Crewe Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday at 12:30 p.m. until time of service at the church.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Baptist Church, Southside SPCA or to a charity of your choice.

Shorter Funeral Home, Farmville, is in charge of arrangements.