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Milton coach Mike Scott dies after battle with cancer
by Angela Spencer
December 02, 2012 12:21 PM | 7981 views | 3 3 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
After a battle with cancer that was diagnosed a few months ago, Milton High School’s Coach Mike Scott died Saturday at home with his family.

Scott’s wife, Mary Jane Scott, posted on Facebook that she was with him in his last moments.

“My sweet bear, my best friend, Mike, was called home to be with the Lord around 10:30pm tonight,” she posted on the Prayers for Michael Scott Facebook page. “I had the honor of holding his hand and telling him that I loved him as he drew his last breath on Earth. Rest in the peace of Jesus, my darling, until we see each other again.......”

In addition to acting as the Milton Eagle’s offensive line coach, Scott taught weightlifting and health.

Scott was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer that started in the pancreatic biliary duct earlier this fall. With that diagnosis, the Milton High School community and the community at large has made an effort to encourage and raise funds for the family.

An online fundraiser at has raise more than $54,000, and organizers have indicated a $100,000 goal to support Scott’s wife and two young children after his passing.

“Please join us in lifting up this family to help cover any outstanding medical expenses as well as and everyday expenses so Mary Jane is able to focus on healing and on her sweet children,” the fundraising website reads. “Please continue to pray for peace and understanding during this very difficult time for the family.”

According to the Prayers for Michael Scott Facebook page, visitation will be at Lakeside Funeral Home in Woodstock Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held Thursday at First Baptist Church of Woodstock. The service will begin at 1 p.m. and the procession will go to the gravesite in Rome after the service.


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December 08, 2012
OSo sorry for ur lost,u know God is the only one that u think that really cares because we as together look to him in the times we r in such despair.My son is 30,never been sick really no clue he had been acting strange and I told my daughter That he was sick and I knew he acted like he didnt feel good,God knows why our loved ones have to suffer.He was rushed to hospital June and dignogsed stage 4brain cancer .My son has fault this battle hard he is at home and we fight the battle with him God only knows.He had a web on give forward and still people can give ,he has two choldren 10 and two we r struggling So O aask fpr prayer look on facebook giveforwardLennieEzzell this disease is the worst brain cancer God how I hate to speak that name pray Connie
December 02, 2012
our thoughts and prayers are with the family..
cliff keeling
December 02, 2012
mary jane, we will keep you and the kids in our prayers.Yall will always have friends in texas.
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