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Burlon Daniel "Slim" Scoggins
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1913
Choctaw County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1999
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA

Burlon Daniel "Slim" Scoggins

Clinton--Burlon Daniel "Slim" Scoggins, 88, a retired musician and salesman, died of heart failure Saturday at the G. V. 'Sonny' Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Clinton, with burial in Clinton Cemetery. Visitation is 5-8 p.m. today at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home and 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Mr. Scoggins was a French Camp native. He moved to Clinton 32 years ago. He was a member of the 1932 All-State Football Team. "Slim" was known over several decades for his country and western band, The Roaming Cowboys. He was selected to the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame in 1995 for his lifetime contribution to country and western music. His WJDX radio show began in 1939, but World War 11 service in the Army Air Force interrupted it. Afterwards, in addition to radio, he regularly appeared on WLBT-Channel 13 and WJTV-Channel 12 in Jackson. During a business trip he attended a Billy Graham Crusade meeting in Jackson and renewed his religious convictions. A naturally gifted musician, Slim played the guitar, violin, dobro and banjo and was vocal soloist for the band. After retirement, he enjoyed participating in the fiddler's and liar's contest at the annual state fair, where he often won. He was a member of the Joy Makers, a choir at the First Baptiat Church of Clinton.

Survivors include; wife, Lenora Scoggins; sons, Gene Scoggins of Baton Rouge, Jerry Scoggins of Raleigh, N. C. and Jimmy Scoggins of Clinton; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Joy Makers Senior Choir, First Baptist Church, Clinton, Ms. 39056.

Published in Clarion Ledger
July 5, 1999

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  Lenora Winters Scoggins (1920 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Wife; Lenora Scoggins.
Clinton Cemetery
Hinds County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Faye Johnston
Record added: Sep 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59167685
Burlon Daniel Slim Scoggins
Added by: Robert W. McPhail, Jr.
Burlon Daniel Slim Scoggins
Added by: Robert W. McPhail, Jr.
Burlon Daniel Slim Scoggins
Added by: Robert W. McPhail, Jr.
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My grandfather, Jimmie Lee Scoggins brother.Before I was even going to school, we would visit my grandparents, I would run across the street, where he lived to see them, and back and forth.
- Robert W. McPhail, Jr.
 Added: Jul. 3, 2011

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