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The Gathering Place at Highland Presbyterian Church
2380 Cloverdale Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Highland Presbyterian Church
2380 Cloverdale Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
3 p.m.
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Archibald Henderson Scales, III
Jun 02, 1941 - May 11, 2012
Forsyth Medical Center
Archibald Henderson Scales, III
June 2, 1941 - May 11, 2012

Archibald Henderson Scales, III, age 70, of Winston-Salem, NC, 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.

Arch was raised in Greensboro, NC, until his father returned from Naval service after World War II when the family moved to Winston-Salem where he attended local schools and graduated from R. J. Reynolds High School in 1959. He graduated from Davidson College in 1963 and earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1966. Arch 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. Arch continued to practice predominately in the areas of Trust and Estate Planning, Tax, and Real Estate Law for over forty 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.

Arch grew up in and was a long-time 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.

Arch is survived by his son, Richard Henderson Scales, wife Fanny Laure Scales, their son and daughter Justin Evan Scales and Alois Emma Scales, of Valbonne, France; his daughter Lindsay Scales Bernal, her sons Cullen Henderson Bernal and Evan Pell Bernal, all of Winston-Salem; Richard and Lindsay’s mother and his former wife Kay Ezzell Frank of Winston-Salem; wife Nancy Weed Scales a resident of Charleston, SC; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Members of the family wish to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Danby House along with the attending physicians and staff of Forsyth Medical Center’s Emergency Department, and Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for the outstanding care and support which they provided to Arch in his times of need.

A graveside service, for family and close friends, will be held at Forsyth Memorial Park at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 followed by a memorial service at Highland Presbyterian Church beginning at 3:00 pm. The family will receive friends in the church’s Gathering Place at the conclusion of the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035 or to Highland Presbyterian Church, 2380 Cloverdale Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27103.

Condolences may be made online at www.salemfh.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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