Hundreds Attend Funeral For Former Gov. Scott

Grandchildren of former Gov. Bob Scott say his love for North Carolina was an extension of his love for family.

Several hundred people attended Scott's funeral Tuesday at his family church in Almance County. His grandson, Scott Sutton, told mourners his grandfather's life should inspire others to give to their community and state.

The 79-year-old Scott died Friday after a period of declining health.

His coffin was draped in a North Carolina flag as it was pulled by the Highway Patrol Caisson Unit to Hawfields Presbyterian Church's cemetery across the street. Three former governors and current Gov. Beverly Perdue were among those at the service.

Scott served as governor from 1969 to 1973 and led the state community college system from 1983 to 1994. He was the son of a former governor and U.S. senator.

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