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1948 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
SYLVIA SUE SCARBERRY passed from this life on June 5, 2014, after a heroic battle with breast cancer. She was at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 18, 1948, in Matewan, W.Va. Her father Jack was a coal mining foreman and her mother Zepherine was a stay-at-home wife and mother to eight children. Sylvia graduated from Matewan High School at age 16 in 1965. She was working as a secretary at Sprigg Elementary School when she met and later married WV Trooper Leland R. Scarberry in 1968. With Leland's job, they relocated to several towns around West Virginia, finally settling in Hurricane in 1974. There they established roots and raised their three daughters, Paula Kay, Jennifer Leah and Valerie Ann. Sylvia remained in Hurricane for nearly 33 years. In 2007, she moved to Maryland to live with her daughter Jennifer and son-in-law Steven. There she enjoyed the autumn of her life with family, friends, and her faithful and loving companions Mimi and Lola. She is preceded in death by her husband of 24 years, Lieutenant L.R. Scarberry, daughter Paula Kay Scarberry, father Jack Hamilton Hill, mother Zepherine Syck Hill, sister Phyllis Ann Marcum, and brother Thomas Lee Hill. She is survived by daughters Jennifer Leah Scarberry Price (husband Steven) of Hagerstown, Md., and Valerie Ann Call (husband Richard) of Huntington, W.Va.; sisters Mary Ellen Hill and Tammy Kay Hill of Matewan, W.Va.; brothers James "Bud" Franklin Hill of Matewan, W.Va., Jack Hamilton Hill of Morehead, Ky., and Anthony Bruce Hill of Varney, W.Va. The family will receive friends Saturday, June 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Allen Funeral Home in Hurricane. Donations can be made to Breast Cancer Awareness - Cumberland Valley (BCA-CV) at Breast Cancer Awareness Cumberland Valley, 322 E. Antietam St., Suite 101, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
Published in The Herald-Dispatch on June 10, 2014
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