Archibald Henderson Scales III ’63

Archibald Henderson Scales III ’63, 70, of Winston-Salem, N.C., died May 11, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center. “Arch” was born in Norfolk, Va., on June 2, 1941, to the late Archibald Henderson Scales II and Carolyn Evans Scales. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Erskine Scales. Scales was raised in Greensboro, N.C., until his father returned from naval service after WWII, when the family moved to Winston-Salem. He graduated from Davidson in 1963 and earned his law degree from the UNC School of Law in 1966. Scales then began active duty service as an officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where he served proudly and with distinction in an active duty and reserve capacity for 28 years, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel and receiving the Meritorious Service Medal along with other awards and decorations. After completion of active military service, he began his civilian practice of law with the firm of Craige Brawley in Winston-Salem. Scales continued to practice predominately in the areas of trust and estate planning, tax, and real estate law for over 40 years. He was a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Forsyth County Bar Association, and numerous civic and community organizations, including the Forsyth Memorial Hospital Board of Directors, the Winston-Salem Chapter of the Reserve Officers Association, and the Twin City Kiwanis Club-both of which he served as their president. Scales grew up in and was a longtime active member of Highland Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem, where he served as a deacon, and more recently, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, where he served in its Stephen Ministry. Scales is survived by his son, Richard Henderson Scales (Fanny Laure Scales) and their son and daughter, Justin Evan Scales and Alois Emma Scales; his daughter, Lindsay Scales Bernal and her sons, Cullen Henderson Bernal and Evan Pell Bernal, 2348 Rosewood Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27103-3639; Richard and Lindsay’s mother and his former wife, Kay Ezzell Frank; former wife, Nancy Weed Scales; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.