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Martha Jean Scott

January 31, 1937 — April 3, 2021

Martha Jean Dixon Scott was born on January 31, 1937 in the Gum Springs Community of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. She was the second child born to Huie Dixon and Catherine Mitchell Dixon.

She graduated from Peake High School in 1955. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with the St. Ruth Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, youth department leader, choir member, assistant superintendent, and other capacities as she was called upon.

Martha attended Henderson State University in 1957 as one of the first black students to integrate this college. She attended HSU again in the 1980’s.

On June 18, 1959, she married Charles Edward Scott and to this union two children were born, Edward and Wanda. She instilled in her children godliness and a strong work ethic. She worked several jobs including West’s Department Store, Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store, Fred’s Discount Store, and Walmart. She was also the secretary of the Gum Springs cemetery committee until her health started to fail.

When she had a point, she was adamant in making it.

She passed from this life on Saturday, April3, 2021 after 84 years with her family by her side. She was preceded in death by her parents, oldest sister Ollie McClellan, youngest sister Evelyn Dixon, and great granddaughter, Mia Shavers.

Her memories will live on in her children Edward Scott (Claretta) and Wanda Hearn (Rev. Troy Hearn). Grandchildren Treywan Hearn, Troylonda Hearn, and Antonio Shavers (Paola). Four great grandchildren, Jaylin Shavers, Kendall Shavers, Madison Shavers, and Noah Hearn. One brother Huie Dixon (Martha), one brother in-law, Frank Scott (Dorothy) of Los Angeles, CA, sisters-in-law, Olivia Scott of Los Angeles, CA, Judy Hunter and Gwendolyn Thomas of Little Rock, AR. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Submitted by the Scott Family 


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Visitation

Friday, April 9, 2021

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home - At the Manse

1626 Logan St, Arkadelphia, AR 71923

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Gum Springs Cemetery


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