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Scottie Little

Scottie Little

Our beloved classmate, Scottie Little, passed away on September 10th, 2012.  He died at home in Virginia Beach after a long bout with cancer.  His sister, Dinah, his niece Debbie, and his sister-in-law Andrea were by his side. HIs family tells us that the thoughts and prayers of all of us who loved Scottie meant so much to him and his family as he traveled this long difficult trail.

It was Scottie's wish to be cremated and his ashes spread in specific areas. He did not want a memorial service, but liked the idea of his friends getting together to celebrate hs life and to remember the good times.


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09/10/12 07:32 PM #1    

Danny T. Ferguson

 Scottie was my very first best friend in life. We met at age four at Mrs. Smith's kindergarten on Walker Avenue. After that when I transferred to Wiley Elementary School in the second grade. I was tearful and upset about being sent to this new school until I saw Scottie sitting in Mrs McNair's class waiting on me. After that, everything was all right. Although our lives have taken different paths, we always managed to stay in touch and keep our friendship close. He was a fine, caring person who did it his way. I loved him very much and I will miss him. Danny Ferguson

09/10/12 09:24 PM #2    

Pam Bain (Davis)

Since I was unaware that Scottie was ill, I was shocked to see that he had died today. I have such fond memories of Scottie, and can see that smiling face as I write. As a new driver,I remember that I had a fender bender in front of his house, and Connie and he were there to help but most of all to keep my spirits high while I waited for my Dad to come to assess the damages!!!!

we will have to toast his life at the reunion where he will surly be missed...
Pam (Bain Davis),

09/10/12 11:06 PM #3    

Bonnie Forrest (Boles)

OMG....I am so sad.  Scottie and I were great friends all though high school.  After graduation we did not  stay in touch.  Wally and I got married and went our way and Scottie went his.  Scottie was my "date" for our 20th class reunion.  Wally and I were separated and I needed a friend.  I have meant to call Scottie all year to see if he was planning to be at the reunion.  I so regret my procrastination!!  I am usually on top of things.  I am sure we all feel the same and will miss our friend, Scottie.

09/13/12 08:17 AM #4    

Danny T. Ferguson

The following is a summary of the obituary of Scottie LIttle published in the Winston Salem Journal on September 13, 2012:

   Victor Scott (Scottie) Little - July 9, 1944 -  Sept. 10, 2012 - passed away peaceably at his home Monday, September 10, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer.  Born July 9, 1944, he graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School, Wingate Junior College and the University of North Caolilna with a BS in Political Science.  He served as a Medic in the Army during the Vietnam War.   He owned and operated Steam Clean Carpet Service in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  Scottie was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Catherine Furr Little and Floyd Heath Little.  He is survived by his sisters Cathy Simpson of Winston Salem, NC; Dinah Little of Annapolis, MD; brother Conrad H. Little of Hendersonville, NC;  sister-in-law Andrea Little of Winston Salem; nieces Debbie Swank, her husband Mike of Clemmons, NC and Catherine Geddings of Simpsonville, SC; nephews Heath Simpson of Winston Salem and Conrad B. Little and his wife Heidi of Oak Ridge, NC and six great nieces and nephews. 

  Scottie, an ardent gardener, was a loving brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and loyal friend. Memorials may be made to the charities of the donor's choice.


     submitted by:  Danny T. Ferguson

09/13/12 04:13 PM #5    

Danny T. Ferguson

     I received the following e-mail from our classmate, Mildred Yarbrough Pierce:

    Thank you for the info about Scottie Little. I saw the obituary in the paper but did not connect it to our school friend until I received the email notice. I hear and feel the huge sense of loss from many.

    Scottie was one of my favorite people from the early years of my life. I  share this with his friends, because I never had an opportunity to tell him directly. I have never forgotten an incident in one of the early grades at Wiley when we students had come back to the classroom from a playground activity. Scottie was so excited about something he was trying to tell me that he ran up to me and crashed into me.  He gave me a a big, friendly hug, and was just bubbling over with enthusiasm. That’s the way I remember him – exuberant, always smiling, always friendly and kind to me just as he was to others, and such fun and joy to be around. He was a rare and genuine jewel!

Mildred Yarbrough Pierce

09/14/12 02:11 PM #6    

Nancy Crews (Ash)

I grew up on Ebert St. 4 houses down from Scottie's.  He was in the group I played with and I still have pictures of us in my front yard.  One has him in his cowboy outfit and hat, one has him holding a bug in a glass jar up for the camera.  I too went to Mrs. Smith's Kindergarten with him. 

I wrote Scottie recently and he wrote back a couple times, but didn't say he was sick.

Such a shame, God bless him.

08/01/20 09:52 AM #7    

Danny T. Ferguson

In reviewing Scottie's "In Memory" comments, I realized that no one ever followed up on what became of  Scottie's wish that after his death that his classmates get togather to remember him.   Well, Scottie died in 2012, and did not live long enough to got to the 50th class reunion.   Earlier, that year, however, we had a party for Scotti at his niece's house in Lewisville  and had a good turnout of old friends for him.  He loved it.  It was such a joy to see Scottie so happy.

On the weekend of the  50th class reunion, a fter Scottie had died, Cam Dize Matthews invited us to her mother's home and to the lake that is located on the property,  What a moment it was!   I can't remember everyone who was there, but I recall Phil Hightower, Tom and Phylis Brown, Bonnie Forrest, Steve Blake, Phil Wooten, Cam Matthews, me and my wife Betty and a number of others.  We all walked to the end of the pier and Cam placed Scottie's ashes in a a balloon latern and after Phil Hightower led us in prayer, thanking God for Scottie and memorializing his life, the balloon(s) were released and floated up into the heavens.   It was a solemn occasion, many of us were teary eyed, and very fitting remembrance of our old friend Scottie Little.  Thanks Phil and Cam and everyone and  May God Bless Scottie.  

-Others that were there, please add a comment.  

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