Ernestine Scroggins Gamble

Published 4:05 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Ernestine Scroggins Gamble, 86, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2020, at the West Georgia Hospice House in LaGrange. 

Ernestine was born Aug. 8, 1933, in West Point, Georgia to the late Lee Andrew and Clara Reeves Scroggins.  She graduated from West Point High School, the University of Georgia, and completed her Dietetic Internship at Duke University. 

She worked as a clinical dietician for a number of years.  Ernestine was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of West Point for over 50 years. 

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She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Nita Phillips. 

Ernestine is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harold Gamble; son Lee (Nancy) Gamble; daughter Nancy Linch; brother Lee A. (Alma) Scroggins, Jr.; sister- in- law Betty Gamble; grandchildren Harris, John, and Sarah Scott Linch; and a number of nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held at the West Point First United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 2 p.m. EST. 

The family will receive friends for visitation after the service in The Zachry Center at the church until 4 p.m. EST. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of West Point, Georgia. The Rev. Erik Mays will officiate.

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Services have been entrusted to Bluffton Funeral Services, Lanett.