Danny D. Scott
| Danny D. Scott
(Louisiana newspaper publisher)
|Born|| October 6, 1929 |
Columbia County, Arkansas
Resident of Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana
|Died|| September 5, 2007 (aged 77)
|Spouse|| Ann Garrison Scott (married c. 1951-2007, his death)
Danny D. Scott (October 6, 1929 – September 5, 2007) was a small-town newspaper publisher and civic figure in Springhill in Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana.
His parents, William Fred Scott (1903-1982) and the former Vernice Payne (1906-1996), are interred at Welcome Cemetery in Columbia County, Arkansas. Scott graduated in 1947 from Springhill High School, now North Webster High School. He attended Southern State College, now South Arkansas University, in Magnolia in Columbia County, Arkansas.
During the Korean War, he served for four years in the United States Air Force, much of his assignment under General E. G. Robinson, then the inspector general over all Air Force bases. On returning to civilian life, he was active in the American Legion.
He was a member of the Springhill United Methodist Church, at which he taught Sunday school and served on the church board. He and his wife of fifty-six years, Ann Garrison Scott, had two daughters, Una Dianne Alexander and husband, Jerry, of West Monroe, Louisiana, and Allison Danette White and husband, Michael, of Meridian, Mississippi. He had three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Scott purchased The Springhill Press, which later became a central printing location for some forty publications in the southern half of Arkansas and the northern half of Louisiana. In the early 1980s, he established The Plain Dealing Post in rural Plain Dealing in northern Bossier Parish. He served as president of the Louisiana Press Association and sat on the LPA board for many years. He also served on committees for the National Newspaper Association.
In community affairs, he chaired the North Webster Industrial District and sat on the boards of both Springhill Bank and Citizens Bank. He served as president of the Springhill Chamber of Commerce. He received the Economic Development Volunteer Award for working to recruit businesses to Springhill.
Scott died of a long illness at the age of seventy-seven. After services at his Methodist church, he was interred at Springhill Cemetery. He was predeceased by two brothers, Travis Ray Scott, who died at the age of one in 1936, and Don Scott. He was survived by a sister, Billie Jane Scott Long of Springhill.
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