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Helen Poston Scott
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Funeral services for Helen Poston Scott, 73, of Cornelia, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest, with the Rev. Trent Smith officiating. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Saturday in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, College Park.

Mrs. Scott went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at her residence after a long battle with cancer.

Born July 23, 1941, in Atlanta, she was a daughter of the late Sam Nicholas and Ruby Nicholas Patterson.

Helen has resided in Cornelia since 1967. She retired from Standard Telephone Company/Alltel after 27 years as the manager of the phone shop, centralized payments and special equipment sales. Mrs. Scott was a member of Hazel Creek Baptist Church and was a member of Standard Telephone Ladies Club. She was a former board member of Grace Gate. After retirement, extensive travels took her to Greece, Canada, and all over the United States. Mrs. Scott was the first female pilot to be licensed in Habersham County. Her hobbies were the love of flowers and working her vegetable garden. Her pride and joy were Meagan, Molly and JB, three white Schnauzers.

Survivors include her loving husband of 11 years, Jack Scott of Cornelia; daughter, Lynn Christopher of Suwanee; daughter, Deborah Flugstad (Tyson) of Kennesaw; son, Jim Poston (Ann) of Mt. Airy; stepdaughter, Courtney Thornsbury (Bob) of Clearafield, Utah; surviving sisters include Betty McDonald (Tommy) of Ellenwood, Pat Fishburne (Jeff) of Newnan, Shirley Hyde (Rodney) of McCormick, S.C.; surviving brother, Bill Nicholas of Atlanta; grandchildren, Lauren and Heather Christopher, Katarina and Tyler Flugstad, Anna and Michael Poston and Alyssa Thornsbury.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. today, Aug. 1.

In lieu of flowers, special memorials may be made to one’s choice.

Those wishing to express online condolences to the Scott family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.