Kathryn Metha Scott
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Kathryn Metha Scott
Kathryn Metha Hampton Scott was born on August 20, 1927, to Myrtle Neid and Myron James Hampton in Victoria, Texas. Metha was later joined by brother, Harold N. Hampton, who she remained close to until her death. Metha grew up during the depression and lived the saying "if you can't eat, wear, or use it, you don't need it". Metha shared with her children how her family stuffed mattresses with straw and lived in the attic of their home so the downstairs could be rented out for extra money.
In 1942, she met the love of her life, James E. Scott, on a blind date. They ate dinner then spent the evening walking in the beautiful square in downtown Victoria, Texas.
J.E. Scott was in the United States Army Air Corps and was stationed at Randolph Air Base in Victoria. They were married on June 30, 1942, and spent 60 years walking together. When J.E was stationed in Harlingen, Texas, Metha began her retail career by working at Sears and Roebuck. She loved it. When J.E. retired in 1960, the family moved to the Arch Community, to be close to family living there.
Metha worked at Carletti Grocery, then began working at the Grand Leader where she worked until they closed. Metha then worked as a substitute teacher for the Hartshorne School District. It was her favorite job. She loved all the kids, encouraging them to call her "Nanny". It really tickled her when one of them would stop her and call her Nanny and give her a hug.
Cooking was one of Metha's joys. Most recipes were her own and memorized. She was known for her delicious chocolate pies and sent many to bake sales. She was a talented seamstress enjoying it until her eyes became weak.
Metha was Christian woman and was a member of the Church of Christ in Haleyville.
Surviving Metha is her son, James E. Scott II and his wife, Carole; son, Robert H. Scott and his wife, Verna; daughter, Kathryn Scott Arthur and her husband, Harry C. Arthur, and son Thomas C. Scott and wife, Kay. Metha had 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Also, her brother, Harold N. Hampton and his wife, Barbara, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Brumley-Mills Funeral Home today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Brumley-Mills Chapel with Pastor Rob Lungstrum officiating. Burial will follow at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Haywood.
Pallbearers will be Justin Scott, Jerron Scott, David Ivey, Jody Ivey, Michael Ivey and Dustin Clifton.
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