Friends, family say goodbye to former governor

January 27, 2009 2:44:32 PM PST
Friends and family said goodbye Tuesday to former North Carolina Governor Bob Scott.The 79-year-old died last week from a long-term illness.

The funeral near Scott's family farm in Alamance County was attended by a host of dignitaries including a delegation of former North Carolina Governors led by Governor Beverly Perdue that included Mike Easley, Jim Hunt and Jim Holshouser.

Scott served as governor from 1969 to 1973. he was also a state community college system president from 1983 to 1994.

His father was Kerr Scott, a former governor and U.S. senator.