Johnny Maxwell “Max” Scott was born March 12, 1932 and died October 28, 2014. He was born to Henry K. and Ida Mae Scott in Blue Springs, Alabama. The youngest of 12, he was preceded in death by Oren, Rossie, Bobby, JV, Katherine, Auburn, Billie, Janice, Jewel, Harold and Gerald.
His career began at West Point Pepperell (1951) as a sheet cutter, soon advancing to manager of a coat factory (1962), then owner of two coat factories in Newton and Slocomb, AL. In 1968-70 his career took him to Utah and Abilene and Hereford, TX. In 1973 he moved to Havana, FL and began a career in lingerie that lasted until 2000, when he retired.
As a pastime and hobby, Max loved country music and recording records (1965-1983). But most knew Max for his monsterous onions, watermelons and pumpkins he grew in his garden. Articles in newspapers and television featured him and the large vegetables he could always grow in his garden. He was known as the “Melon King.”
Max loved his family and fishing. Every October his numerous nieces and nephews would travel from Utah, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and Alabama to have a reunion in honor of him. He was dearly loved by all and he loved them dearly, also.
He is survived by his loving wife, partner and co-worker of 65 years, Minnie Belle (Dubose) Scott; one child, Beverly Scott (Greg) Hough of Jacksonville, FL; one grandson, Michael (Scott) Craft; and one great-granddaughter, Kayla Breanna Craft of Tallahassee, FL.
Max was loved by so many. He will be missed by all who knew him on his life’s journey.
In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to Beverly Scott Hough, 8553 Ethan’s Glen Terrace, Jacksonville, FL 32256, for the Minnie B. Scott Account at Regions Bank.
A celebration of Max’s life will be held at Northwoods Baptist Church, 3762 Capital Circle NW, Tallahassee, FL 32303 off U.S. 27 South (U.S. 27 N. if coming from I-10). The service will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. All employees are welcomed to attend. A reception will follow at the church fellowship hall for immediate friends and family.
Brother John Wesley Thompson, Jr. (77), A.K.A “Little Brother”, was born on November 11, 1936 to the late John Wesley Thompson, Sr. and Lucile Freeman Thompson in Pike County, AL. John answered the Savior’s call on the 22nd of October 2014 at the home of his daughter, Arvelea Williams. He confessed Christ as his personal Savior and served to the best of his ability until God called him home.
He leaves to cherish his memories three children: Mary Ann Thompson, Arvelea Williams (Isaac Williams) and Helen Atkins; four siblings: John M. Thompson (the late Voncile Thompson) of Panama City, FL, Joe L. Thompson and Alberta L. Hinton both of Union Springs, AL and Bernice Hemingway of Dayton, OH; his loving grandchildren, great grand-children, a great-great grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucile Thompson; sister, Beatrice Walter of Montgomery, AL and Voncile Thompson.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Greater Bethel M.B. Church in Chattahoochee at 3:00 p.m. Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Terrence (Terry) Booth, 62 of Tallahassee, FL died on October 13, 2014 at Capital Regional Medical Center. Services were held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Greater Bethel M.B. Church in Chattahoochee, FL at 11:00 a.m.
He leaves behind a list of people that will miss him dearly: three benevolent daughters: Erica Parker (Bernard), Valviter Booth (Carl) and Fyrene Booth of Tallahassee, FL; three loving sisters: Terri Kirkland (George) of Grand Ridge, FL, Zelline Bouie (Johnny) and Jacqueline Brown of Chattahoochee, FL.; three devoted brothers: George Booth (Althea), Craig Booth (Betty) of Chattahoochee, FL, and Bruce Booth (Hazel) of Laurelton, NY; close friend (like a brother) Eddie Lee McMillian, Sr. of Chattahoochee, FL. Also, a devoted friend Willa "Dot" Lamb of Tallahassee, FL.
He was preceded in death by his son, Eric Booth and wife, Cathlyn Booth.
Terrence will always be cherished in the hearts of all of his family and friends. Crawford & Moultry Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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