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Elizabeth Ann Garnett Butler Scott grew up in Barboursville Virginia and graduated as class valedictorian from Orange High School in 1947 before attending Mary Washington College for one year. She worked at the then fledgling radio station WJMA in Orange, from 1949 to 1957. At WJMA she was a receptionist, commercial voice, and did some women’s programming. She moved to Richmond, VA in 1958 to be an editorial writer and treasurer for a weekly newspaper. In 1960 she moved to the Tidewater area where she joined Sears & Roebuck as a copywriter and secretary and later as an advertising manager. Elizabeth Ann Garnett was first married to Peter Curtis Butler who died in October 24, 1972 at age 53 and was buried in Maplewood Cemetery outside Gordonsville. Ten years later in September 3, 1982 she remarried to Kenneth Ray Scott. Pastor Joe Wayne Brumett officiated. Ann Garnett Butler Scott died just a few months later on February 8, 1983 and is also buried in Maplewood as are her parents. Her parent's home was next door to the pair of old school buildings which now house the Ruritans and the Four County Players in Barboursville, VA.

— photo from the collection of Fannie Garnett, biographical information from Ed Herndon and Mark Johnson. Photo date ca 1950 and my be from photographer Woodrow Bowles