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MCHENRY — Mamie Virginia (Evans) Scott, 90, of McHenry, passed away on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born Dec. 28, 1920, in Keyser,    W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Martin Randolph Evans Sr. and Mary (Arbogast) Evans.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Paul Henry Scott; five sisters, Lula Liller, Lillie Thompson, Jesse Magdaline, Sadie Pyles, Lettie Sites; six brothers, William Evans, Otha Evans, Arlie Evans, Myrle Evans, Martin Evans Jr., Lyle Evans, Julius Evans; and one sister-in-law, Verba Scott. Mamie was a graduate of Peck High School in Washington, D.C., and Higgins Beauty Academy in Cumberland.  She began her business in 1945 on Virginia Avenue.  She, along with her husband, formed the Scott Beauty Enterprises, Inc.  The firm operated a number of beauty salons, cosmetology schools and ladies boutiques in Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio, including the Tri-State Beauty Academy in Cumberland. Mamie received many awards throughout her career.  She was a gold membership medal recipient of the Academy of Hairdressers of Sutria, winner of the International Championship of Ladies Hairdressing.  She was a member of the Maryland Cosmetologists Associations, and a former style director and chairman of the National Cosmetologists Association.  In addition to these activities, she was a founding member of the South Cumberland Business and Civic Association, and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. She was also a former member of the Daughters of the Nile. Surviving are one sister, Dessie Varner, Cresaptown; three brothers, Guy A Evans, Oldtown, William W. Fraze, Fort Ashby, Leonard Evans, Fort Ashby; and one sister-in-law, Betty E. (Scott) Appel, Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Merle Correll officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made the American Cancer Society, 182 N. Mechanic Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.
Published on  December 31, 2010
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