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A devoted wife of 53 years, a loving mother and grandmother and a dedicated teacher, Marilyn Elaine Scoggins Doolittle, born December 1, 1942 in Ragland, Alabama, passed away at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville, May 31, 2013 at the age of 70.
She was a retired Business Technology instructor at East Mississippi Community College-Golden Triangle from 1986-2004, where she served as Faculty Advisor for Phi Beta Lambda. She received the Outstanding Teacher Award and Certificate of Recognition from the State Board of Community and Junior Colleges. She was also an on-line instructor with Northwest Community College from 2004-2011. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Starkville, where she taught Sunday school and served on various committees. She was also a member of Pilots International, where she served as Starkville Chapter Treasurer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Brown and Mattie Lean Scott Scoggins; brothers, James and Jeff Scoggins; and step-mother, Faye Norris Scoggins.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Doolittle of Starkville, whom she married on June 12, 1960; daughters, Lisa Dennison of Columbus, and Michelle Hildreth of Wilmington, NC; three grandchildren, Avery, Anna and Max; sister, Linda Barrett (Jimmy) of Hot Springs, AR; brother, Steve Scoggins (Tammy) of Hot Springs, AR; two step-brothers, Ronnie Norris (Kathleen) of Tulsa, OK and Terry Norris (Susan) of Arkadelphia, AR.
Visitation for Mrs. Doolittle is scheduled for today Tuesday, June 4, 2013, from 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church sanctuary in Starkville, with the funeral service immediately following. Rev. Chip Stevens and Rev. Clifton Curtis will conduct the service. There will be a private graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Childrenâ€™s Building Fund, Starkville.
Welch Funeral Home of Starkville is in charge of arrangements.
You can go online and sign the guest register at: www.welchfuneralhomes.com.