Betty Lou Etheridge Scarborough, pastor’s wife, dies March 26

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SYLVANIA — Betty Lou Etheridge Scarborough, 84, passed Sunday afternoon, March 26, 2017 at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility.

She was born in Eastman to the late Otto and Lou Sapp Etheridge. She was an honor graduate of Dodge High School, where she had been president of the student body, president of the Dodge 4-H Club and was listed in Who’s Who in Southern High Schools. She would later wed the late Don Caris Scarborough, and began a life of devotion as a pastor’s wife and youth director for many of the churches.

She eventually became the Activities Director for Syl-View Rehabilitation and Memory Care Center where she served the residents and citizens of Screven County. She and volunteers spent many hours to enrich the residents lives and annually carried women to the Georgia Healthcare Pageant to compete, which resulted with many winners.

Her service to the Georgia Society of Nursing Home Activity Directors & The Georgia Nursing Home Association resulted in 1996, 1997, and 2002 East Central Council President and 2007 Education Chair & State Public Relations Director. She was also awarded the GSNHAD Activity Director of the Year in 1995 and 1998 and was named Rotary International Screven County Citizen of the Year in 1992 and 2014.

After 32 years she retired from her duties at the age of 80 in April of 2016 and became a resident of her beloved Syl-View. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church and loved doting her grands and great-grands.

She was preceded in death by a son, Phil Scarborough.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan & Ricky Allen of Statesboro; grandchildren, Swede & Elizabeth Scarborough of Auburn, AL; Trent and Brittany Scarborough of Newnan; April & Eric Prosser of Statesboro; and Ashley & Matt Summers of Warner Robbins; as well as 6 great-grandchildren, sisters and brother-in-law, Sandra Ross of Eastman and Linda and Wayne Dale of Byron; and a brother, Charles Etheridge of Eastman.

Services were held on March 29, 2017, in the Screven Chapel of Joiner Anderson Funeral Home with Steven Dresen and Ricky Allen officiating.

Interment followed in the Double Heads Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers included Swede Scarborough, Trent Scarborough, Eric Prosser, Matt Summers, Brandon Prosser, Bill Garrett, Willie Prescott, Melvin Greene, Jerry Hunter, and Justin Brannen. Honorary pallbearers were current and past staff of Syl-View Rehabilitation and Memory Care Center.

Memorial contributions may be made to Syl-View Rehabilitation and Memory Care Center, Activities Fund, P.O. Box 538 Sylvania, GA 30467.

Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com

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