Marie Scruggs, age 85, of Willis, and formerly of Orange, passed away on Jan. 17, at her home in Willis.

She was born Aug. 11, 1926 in Merryville, LA. to William and Ida Martin Corsey.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, James Scruggs.

Marie leaves behind three daughters, Sandra Reese and husband Harold of Lumberton, Lynn Diediker and husband Larry of Willis, and Patti Ortolon and husband Alfred of Buna; six grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. Numerous other relatives and friends also survive.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made in her name to the American Heart Association, 10060 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054 or the American Lung Association, Houston & Southeast Region, 2030 N. Loop West, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77018.

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A Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at Autumn Oaks Cemetery in Orange.