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Earl Wayne Scripture Jr.

Earl Wayne “Billy” Scripture Jr., 76, of Columbia, died early November 11 at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center in Elizabeth City.

Born in Pensacola, Fla. November 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Earl Wayne Scripture Sr. and Kathleen Berry Scripture. He was recruited, played and graduated from Wake Forest University as All-American in 1963-64 and was recruited by Baltimore Orioles as an outfielder and third-baseman, later signing with New York Mets. In the mid-seventies, he became manager/instructor with the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburg Pirates.

Surviving are his wife Belinda Heimanson Scripture, daughter Monica Scripture of Richmond Va., brother Joe Scripture and wife Pam of Atlanta, Ga. and a granddaughter Brianna Scripture.

Earl was preceded in death by a son, Jason Scripture and a brother, Sidney Farrow.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are being handled by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia Chapel. www.bryanfs.com

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