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Deborah Scruton Nordquist
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Obituary for Deborah Scruton Nordquist

Deborah Scruton Nordquist, age 64, of Providence, NC, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Friday, August 17, 2018, after months of declining health. She was born on March 2, 1954, in Jacksonville, FL, to the late Gary L. Scruton and Peggy Holly Sprague. Deborah was a member of Gatewood Baptist Church. Pastor Denver (Sandy) Shackleford of The Way Ministries ministered to her and was by her side through her declining health.

Prior to Ms. Nordquist’s disability, she worked as an aircraft mechanic servicing Navy training planes for DynCorp International in Milton, FL. Ms. Nordquist is a lifetime member of the VFW and served in many officer positions over the years with the ladies auxiliary.

Deborah enjoyed reading, cooking, cross word puzzles, sitting on the porch watching the birds, especially humming birds; most of all, she loved family and friend gatherings. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Perry Scruton.

She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Law Rice (Scott) of Providence, NC; two grandsons, Jason Rice and Cody Rice of Providence, NC; brothers, Kevin Scruton of Danville, VA, and Jeff Dougherty (Wendy) of Danville; sisters, Kathy Tilley of King, NC, and Terrianne Tawwater of Jackson, TN; sister-in-law, Vivian Scruton of Danville; former husband and special friend, Terry Nordquist of Pensacola, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews, and friends that she loved dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 20, 2018, at Norris West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, with Pastor Denver Shackleford officiating. Interment will follow at Schoolfield Cemetery, Danville.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening, August 19, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Norris West End Chapel, and at other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be made to Providence Fire & Rescue, P.O. Box 93, Providence, NC 27315.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Nordquist family. Online condolences may be made at

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

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2:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

Cemetery Details


Schoolfield Cemetery

360 Schoolfield Drive
Danville, VA 24541

Memorial Contribution

Providence Fire & Rescue

P.O. Box 93
Providence, NC 27315

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