Chesterton Tribune

Donald Scruggs dies at 74

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Westville resident Donald R. Scruggs, 74, the son of a Chesterton resident, died Thursday, July 2, 2009, in LaPorte.

He was born Aug. 8, 1934, in Crockett Mills, Tenn., to William Bedford and Ruby (Peace) Scruggs.

He is survived by his mother, Ruby Lunkenbill in Chesterton; his son, Donald J. Martin of Westville; and his grandchildren, Kayla, Alyssa, and Macy.

He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, and a sister.

Donald, a veteran of the U.S. Army, was a retired lathe operator who worked at LTV Steel for 33 years and also farmed for many years in the Westville area.

Funeral services, the Pastor Jack Cox officiating, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Newhard Funeral Home, 58 W. Walnut St. in Westville, with burial at the Murray City Cemetery in Murray City, Tenn.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday.

Posted 7/6/2009