HULL - Juanita C. Scarborough, 90, peacefully passed away at her residence surrounded by her family and caregivers on Tuesday, December 13, 2011. She died of congestive heart failure, after being in declining health for 17 years from a massive stroke.
Born in Madison County on January 22, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Hubert M. and Leta Mae Carey. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who cared for everyone with much compassion. She lived most of her life in Athens, returning to Madison County in the later years. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was an excellent cook and expert seamstress. Mrs. Scarborough was predeceased in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Harry Taylor Scarborough; a great-grandson, Griffin Segars; two sisters, Blanche Carey and Bernice Carey Ingram; brother-in-law, Clifford Ingram; and three brothers, Weyman Carey, Bud Carey, and Calvin Carey.
Survivors include her daughter, LaVerne Scarborough Peck (J.A.), Athens; son, Jerry Taylor Scarborough (Barbara), Cumming; sister, Glenda Carey Nicholson (Thomas), Hull; four grandchildren, Kimberly Peck O'Hara (Andy), Charlotte, N.C., Joseph Keith Peck (Carol), Denver, Colo., Mark Taylor Scarborough (Kris) Cleveland, Tennessee, and Lorie Scarborough Segars (Shane), Winder; seven great-grandchildren, Maddie, McKenzie, and Mitch O'Hara, Colton and Owen Segars, and Bailey Scarborough and Austin Stott; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Odyssey Health Care for their care and support. Also special thanks goes to her caregivers, Brenda Tarver, Kathy Reese, and Angela Wynn, who loved and cared for her with much compassion to the very end.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held Friday evening, December 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 17, at 2 p.m. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Madison Oglethorpe Animal Shelter.
Lord & Stephens, WEST, is in charge of arrangements.