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Scott Lee Doss dies at 54

Scott Lee Doss, age 54 and a longtime resident of Newton County, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2024 at the MS Baptist Medical Center at Jackson. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 1:00 pm until 2:45 pm at Newton County Funeral Home - South in 100 Old Highway 15 Loop, Newton.  Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 3:00 pm. Burial will follow in Sharon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery at Lake. Bro. Bobby Everett, Bro. Jim Savell and Bro. Zach Wright will officiate. 

Scott was an auto mechanic and a truck driver. He loved the Lord and his family very much, especially being known as "Paps" by his grandchildren, Kace and Korby. He had the gift of teaching and leading others by example. "Bought lessons are the best lessons" and "if you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough" were words of wisdom he often shared. He had a gift of bringing humor to everyone around him and a unique ability to make sure all the broken things were fixed. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him. 

He was preceded in death by his father, John Lee Doss and one brother, John Bryan Doss. 

Survivors include Sonya  Myers-Boswell of Lawrence; his sons, Jage Lee Doss (Ashley) of Lake; Will Boswell (Jaiden) of Newton and Riley Boswell of Lawrence; grandchildren, Kace Boswell and Korbyn Boswell;    his mother, Betty Jo Breland Doss of Newton;  brothers, Shannon Doss (Cathy) of Lawrence and Wayne Doss (Ali) of Bay Springs;  sisters, Sharon Harris (Mike) of Lawrence and Cynthia James (Michael) of Louin;  one special niece, Raigan Renfrow of Louin; and several nieces and nephews.  

Pallbearers will be William Myers, Shay Sumrall, Billy Spears, Matt McCann, Jason Felton, and Brandon Felton. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Heath Spears, Wes Spears, Hayden Mayes, Patrick Bounds, Joseph Sibley, and Josh Trout.      

Newton County Funeral Home - South is in charge of arrangements. 

An online guestbook may be signed at



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