A Man Called Nash: The Memoirs of Eugene L. Scruggs

Compiled by Deborah Scruggs-Cox

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I'm proud to say that this book is about my Great uncle. My grandfather Sam Nash brother. I'm also saddened that I never had the pleasure of getting to know him and to hear some of his experiences from his mouth. I hope to obtain a copy of this books. I've heard family members speak of him and although the relations are on my mothers( Carol Ann Nash)side. My father Jefferson Mitchell spoke so highly of him. I'm looking forward to learning more about my Great uncle and my history.

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I have just now finished reading your book RE: Professor Nash. I enjoyed this reading very much and thank you so much for this part of McMinn Co. history. As you know, I am not a native of this area, but am always interested in local history and it's many makers.

I now see Professor Nash and his many minions as the local heroes that he/they were. Without he and other such giants of yore we might all be still mired in the shameful, disgraceful history that may plague the South and indeed the United States for centuries to come.


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I am so fortunate to have personal memories of Professor Nash, who often hunted on our farm. My father, Hugh Willson, always held Professor Nash in the very highest regard, so, as a child, I was extremely interested in him. The book is excellent and filled in many holes in my understanding of this outstanding human being. Our world needs every person like Professor Nash it can get.

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What a wonderful book! Bravo to Deborah Scruggs-Cox for writing this excellent memoir of Professor W.E. Nash. Being a history buff, I was extremely touched by the life of this incredible and magnificent man who came from humble beginnings and remained so his entire life, even though his life was filled with trials and tribulations that would have broken most men during those hard times. As I read his life story I cheered him on with each accomplishment he mastered. Living during an era in our country’s history where prejudice in our society was rampant, he never gave up. He and his lovely wife Willa, who was the first registered nurse in McMinn County, became pillars of the local community. This books is an inspiration and should be required reading for all school age children in McMinn County. This book and the life of Professor Nash deserve national recognition and I pray that someday it will be in all the bookstores nationwide.

Rozetta Mowery, Author
“Tragedy in Tin Can Holler”


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Deborah,
I moved to Etowah in 1970 after serving multiple tours in Vietnam. I always enjoyed reading stories about Professor Nash in the DPA. He certainly was an asset to McMinn County. I enjoyed reading more about him in your book. I didn't know anything about his wife until the book was written. She was a great lady also. As a couple they gave so much of themselves to the city of Athens and surrounding areas. You and your dad are to be commended for keeping the history of this extraordinary family alive. I would strongly recommend that your book be included on the required reading list for students in the McMinn County school system.


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Mrs.Cox, I have read you're book and not being native to Tennessee or Athens I am glad we had educators like you're grandfather. Great work God Bless.

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Not being a native of Athens, but still a lover of history, I have had a curiosity about Athens and her citizens. Dr. Nash was still alive when we moved here, and was often being honored for things. Working with the public here for over thirty years, I have become well acquainted with many members of the black community. It was very exciting to read about many of their earlier relatives, to put faces with names and especially put families together in my mind. You have done an excellent job presenting an earlier history and her citizens to those of us who were transplanted to Athens. I am looking forward to your next book.

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What a wonderful book. I am so proud of you for writing this story for your Dad. I had Mr Nah visit my classroom on several different ocassion and had heard him tell many of these stories. In fact my class did an oral history of influential people from our community during the bicentennial. Mr.Nash and J. Will Foster spoke about both their schools. This oral history was recorded and the tapes donated to the museum in Athens. Debra, I am so proud of you and it is wonderful to have had a part of your education. This book should be read by every child in the McMinn County.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Deborah, you have done an excellent job in continuing your father's work. I highly recommend to anyone in our area who loves to learn about our history. GREAT JOB!!

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I could not put the book down. It was so interesting and certainly was a history lesson
to me. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Nash
on several occasions. He was truly a man of integrity and knowledge. I know God truly put him in our community to accomplish so much. Thank you Deborah for completing the work your father started so we could all gain knowledge and insight in the wonderful story of Mr. Nash. Suzanne Johnson


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