This post is a contribution from Steve Dilling, banjo player with IIIrd Tyme Out. Steve became acquainted with the Scruggses over the years, and shares a few thoughts about Louise’s passing.
I guess that my best remembrance of Louise Scruggs was her dry sense of humor, and her protection of Earl. What I mean by protection was, Louise never wanted anyone to make money off of Earl, or his name with out authorization. I remember visiting at their home one time, and I mentioned that a friend of mine had a picture of me and Earl made on a coffee mug, and the moment that I mentioned that, Louise made sure that I didn’t buy the mug. I assured her that it was a gift, and there were not anymore made.
Louise was a great business lady, and knew a lot about the music industry. I enjoyed the numerous conversations that I had with Louise about the business side of our music. She always made me feel welcome whether I was in her home, or on their bus, or at a restaurant.
Louise will be missed.