Edgar Clayton “Clay” Scofield, Jr. ’46

Edgar Clayton “Clay” Scofield, Jr. ’46 died at Hospice Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga., on Aug. 23, 2012, of complications related to kidney cancer. Scofield was born on July 12, 1925, at Emory University Hospital. He entered Davidson in 1941. After a year and a half at Davidson, he joined the U.S. Army, serving two and a half years during WWII. Following the war, he completed his degree at Davidson, then attended Emory University graduate school in English for a brief while. He entered the business world as a copywriter for an advertising agency, Liller, Neal and Battle, where he worked for 17 years as a writer, account supervisor, and vice president. Upon leaving LNB, he established a small advertising agency, which he served as CEO for 10 years. During this time, he attended the Lamar School of Law at Emory University. He took early retirement, and, with his wife Lucy (“Bim”), settled in Fannin County near Blue Ridge, Ga. Together they developed a small Christmas tree farm, which they maintained for 17 years. Simultaneously, Scofield worked as a freelancer, writing for magazines such as Forbes, Iron Age, PGA, and others, and editing the Blue Ridge News Herald weekly newspaper. In 2001, he and Bim moved to Blairsville, where for many years they continued their activity in the Institute for Continuing Learning at nearby Young Harris College. Scofield led classes, served as a board member, director, and as president of the organization. Scofield was former president of the Ansley Park Civic Association, secretary of the Atlanta Arthritis Chapter, president of the Atlanta Lung Association, and secretary of Sigma Delta Chi professional journalism fraternity. Self-taught, he loved his clarinet and played with a number of jazz bands through the years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Lucy “Bim” Waters Scofield, 3100 Northside Pkwy. NW, Apt. 401, Atlanta, GA 30327-1566; sons, E. Clayton Scofield III, Stephen D. Scofield, and William C. Scofield; daughter, Lucy S. Bowerma; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.