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Edward Donald (Ed) Scarborough Jr., of Carnes Community, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on March 29, 2013, at Forrest General Hospital, the age of 75. He was born on March 4, 1938 in Biloxi, Mississippi to Edward and Willie Mae Scarborough. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; daughter, Tami M. Hallmark; sister, Shirley Saucier.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lareldine; son, Donald Scarborough of Carnes; sister, Eleanor Davenport of North Carolina; son-in-law, Perry Hallmark of Texas; grandchildren, Lee Hallmark, Ashton Scarborough, LeAnn Scarborough and Jase Scarborough; great-grandchildren, Braedon and Madison Hallmark; nephews, David Saucier, Dr. Gregory Ladner; nieces, Debra High, Tracey Soderburg and Kim Moran.
Ed lived a life devoted to his country, church, friends and family. God called him to serve in many capacities and he willingly went wherever he was called.
He graduated from Biloxi High School, further completed his education at the University of Southern Mississippi with a Masters Degree in Education. He served in the Army National Guard during the Berlin Crisis. He continued serving others by beginning his profession as a teacher, coach and principal with the Stone County Schools. He later served as Dean of Students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where he served both local and state committees.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carnes where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Church Treasurer.
Ed devoted his free time to his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, playing golf and traveling. He never missed an opportunity to support them at their sporting events, from elementary school through college. He also, never missed an opportunity to put them on his knee to read to them or tell a story.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 1-3:00 p.m. at the church. Services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, at First Baptist Church of Carnes. Bro. Todd Blackwell will be officiating. Burial will be in Elder Ridge Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Carnes 441 Fairley Road Lumberton, MS 39455.
The family wishes to thank Forrest General Hospice, Dr. Thad Waites, Dr. Eric Enger and their staff for their professional care given to Ed during his illness.
Moore Funeral Service in Wiggins is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the guest book at www.moorefuneralservices.com
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Apr. 2, 2013