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Pastor, wife found dead outside Robeson County home

Posted August 22, 2014 8:02 a.m. EDT
Updated August 22, 2014 7:03 p.m. EDT

— Robeson County authorities are investigating the deaths of a pastor and his wife who were found dead at their Lumberton home Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators won't comment on the case other than to say that it did not appear that William Scott, 68, and Charlotte Scott, 64, died of natural causes.

Sheriff Kenneth Sealey met with the Robeson County district attorney Friday and said he was awaiting preliminary autopsy results.

The couple's granddaughter found them outside on the patio at their house on Old Whiteville Road around 2:30 p.m.

William Scott was a pastor at Charity Baptist Church in Gray's Creek, and he also served as the treasurer at East Lumberton Baptist Church.

Church members learned of the deaths Wednesday.

"He was involved in so many things – anything that had to be built or worked on, he did. She was so active," said Betty Rising. "Anything that needed to be done, Charlotte would do it. This is certainly a real blow to our community and our church."

Charlotte Scott's funeral has been planned for 2 p.m. Monday at East Lumberton Baptist Church. Plans for William Scott have not been finalized.