The Lexington Progress
August 15, 1979
State Trooper Johnny Gossett said the man, estimated between 50-55 years if age, was struck in the eastbound emergency strip by a 1977 Buick driven by George C. Reyes, who was moving from Texas to New York. Trooper Gossett said Mr. Reyes reported he pulled to the side to change drivers shortly after 7 a.m. and did not see the man. This accident happened at the 96 mile marker, about a mile from the Madison-Henderson County line. The dead man's body was sent to Memphis. Trooper Gossett said his pockets contained 11 pennies. The man was about 6 ft. tall and weighed about 185. No charges have been filed.
Services for Mr. Scott were Monday at Pafford Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Scott officiating. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He leaves a son, Collis Scott of McKenzie; a daughter, Mrs. Christine Haynes of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Settles of Mayfield, Ky., and Mrs. Nellie Pitts of Tiptonville; a brother, Melvin Scott of Lavinia; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.