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Scott, Hubert Cox

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Hubert Cox Scott
August 4, 1920 - May 5, 1993

Hubert Cox Scott was born on August 4, 1920 to Frank Winfield and Victoria Kirby Scott. He was raised on a farm east of Kenly and always considered himself a farmer. Mr. Scott graduated from Kenly High School in 1937 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Farm Marketing and Finance from NC State University. After receiving his degree in 1942, Hubert worked as an Extension Agent in Edgecombe County. He worked for five and a half years in this profession before returning to the farm. Mr. Scott was a progressive farmer who liked to experiment with new ways to increase crop productivity. In 1948, Mr. Scott and his family were named the "North Carolina Farm Family of the Year" by the Progressive Farmer Magazine in recognition of their innovative farming methods.

On May 9, 1942, Hubert Scott married Rachel Mozelle Fitzgerald. Hubert and Mozelle had four children; Hubert Donovan, Judith Dale, Rachel Ann and Howard Franklin. Mr. Scott was known for being a devoted father and a loving husband, and as a man who showed caring and kindness to family and friends.

Mr. Scott also made a positive difference in peoples' lives and in the life of the community. In 1975, he was a founding member of the Polly Watson Volunteer Fire Department and served as its Treasurer and Chaplain. He served as President to the St. Mary's Young Farmers Organization, the Wilson County National Farmers' Organization and the NC Crop Improvement Association. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Heritage Bank and volunteered his time at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum.

Mr. Scott believed education was a key to success. He was a strong supporter of Mount Olive College, and in 1985 in his honor, his children established the Hubert and Mozelle Scott Library Endowment to support students' educational endeavors.

This Memorial is placed by the children of Hubert and Mozelle Scott

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