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Brian Scott

Brian Keith Scott, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at AnMed Health Medical Center. Born in Anderson on February 4, 1970, he was the son of the late Judd Keith Scott and the late Claudia Gina McClellan Scott.  

Brian was a graduate of the Oakwood Christian School in Anderson and received a Master of Public Administration Degree from Clemson University. Brian was well established as an expert on the history of Anderson County and the State of South Carolina. He was an avid genealogist and was the author of seven books on the history of Anderson County and the State of South Carolina. Brian worked closely with the Anderson County Genealogical Society, and produced “Under the Kudzu”. Brian was a tour guide, giving tours of Anderson’s numerous historical sites. He was an amateur actor performing in upstate playhouse productions. He was owner of Great Scott’s Food and worked at Palmetto Distillery.  

Brian is survived by his step-mother, Brenda Scott of Anderson; maternal grandmother, Barbara McClellan of Anderson; a sister, Jennifer F. Smoak (Jeff) of Pendleton, SC; two brothers, Mark Foster (Emily) of Greenville, SC and Daniel E. Foster of Belton, SC; aunts, Allyson Sanders (Brian) of Anderson and Pam Rainey, also of Anderson; an uncle, Rick McClellan (Becky) of Anderson; also surviving are two close friends, Jason Poynter and Daemion Pilgrim; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  

In addition to his parents, Brian was preceded in death by maternal grandfather Joe Bill McClellan; paternal grandfather Judd Weston Scott; paternal grandmother, Francis Louise Weeks Scott; uncle, Russell McClellan; two brothers, Chris and Travis Scott; niece, Macayla Grace Smoak. 

The funeral service to celebrate and honor the life of Brian Scott will be held at the Chapel of The McDougald Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, with Rev. Jeff Smoak officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will be at the residence of Barbara McClellan, 502 Courtney Street, Anderson, SC, and will receive friends at The McDougald Funeral Home on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Anderson County Chapter of SC Genealogical Society, The Carolyn Duncan Research Center, 110 Federal Street, Anderson, SC 29625.

A message of condolence may be sent by visiting THE McDOUGALD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Anderson, SC

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