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May Wallace Scarbrough


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May Wallace Scarbrough

Memphis, TN

May Wallace Scarbrough (92) died peacefully in Jacksonville, FL at the home of her daughter, Anne, on April 9, 2017. She was born on Nov. 11, 1924 to Robert and Belle Wallace in Memphis and lived in Hein Park. She attended Snowden Elementary, was a graduate of Miss Hutchinson's School (Valedictorian, '43) and Southwestern at Memphis, '47, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She worked in the office of Dr. Peyton Rhodes. In 1950, May left the US for Germany as a stenographer and traveled extensively in Europe. She was stationed in Madrid, Spain where she met and married her husband in 1956 at the consulate in Tangier, Morocco. As an Air Force wife, May continued to travel and lived in Montgomery, AL; Bermuda; and England.She had a diverse career as a legal secretary, medical secretary, kindergarten teacher and social worker. She lived in Montgomery, AL. over 43 years where she was member and volunteer for Memorial Presbyterian Church, the Red Cross, and the St. Andrew's Society. Since 2006 she lived in Jacksonville and was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed her many friends, playing bridge, reading and the symphony. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 53 years, W. R. Scarbrough; sisters, Emily Wallace Avent Berry and Diana Wallace Crump and her parents. She leaves her two daughters, Diana S. Jester (Steve) and Anne S. Trostel, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren along with five nephews and her childhood friend, Julia Wellford Allen. A Service of Resurrection will be held on Friday, April 28 at 10:30 AM at First Presbyterian. In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to Rhodes College, General Scholarship Fund; First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville (118 East Monroe Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202); or Northeast Florida Community Hospice (4266 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257). Arrangements entrusted to

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Apr. 23, 2017
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