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SCARBOROUGH, Alma May Died June 7, 2010 at the age of ninety-seven. She was born January 2, 1913 in Alta Mira, MX, daughter of Belle Laughlin Clark and Walton Chandler Clark. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics from Texas A&I College in Kingsville, TX, received her Master of Science degree in Child Development from Iowa State College, and did post-graduate study at the University of Texas, Southern Seminary in Louisville and Peabody College. Alma May was married to Truett L. Scarborough, former District Attorney in Ruston, LA. She is survived by the children she had with Truett: daughter, Bettie Lynn Scarborough (Nashville, TN) and son, Clark L. Scarborough and his wife Vi (Houston, TX). Her beloved husband Truett, died two years after their marriage, and Alma May also raised three children of Truett: Elizabeth Scarborough, Truett Scarborough and Dorothy Kinard (deceased). Alma May is survived by seven grandchildren, Steven Scarborough, Cathy Goodman, David Goodman, Kelly Ford, Kris Prince, Melissa Trice and Lee Scarborough, and seven great-grandchildren. Alma May is also survived by two sisters, Louise White (Dallas, TX) and Bonnie Haner (Alice, TX); one nephew, Toxie White, Jr. and three nieces, Linda Leach, Yvonne Everton and Peggy Iheme. She is also survived by great nephews, Jonathan Leach and Todd White, and three great nieces, Kristin Rigsby, Anna Haas and Zina Everton. In July, 1955, Alma May was named editor of preschool materials for the Baptist Sunday School Board, where she was employed in editorial positions for twenty-three years. She also edited several magazines, led many preschool conferences, and wrote many preschool songs and articles for preschool teachers and parents. She authored two preschool books - I Help Too and Sing Me a Bible Song. Alma May was a founding member of the Southern Association on Children Under Six (SACUS), serving as vice-president for two years, and wrote a history of the organization. Alma May was an active member of Baptist churches through the years and has been a devoted member of Glendale Baptist Church for many years. She enjoyed her church, her family and the many friends she made over her lifetime, and loved to share her time and possessions - always with a joyful smile. She mastered the profound, heart-warming art of being a true friend; her delightful calls, letters, cards, and soul-nourishing remembrances cultivated joy in those she lavishly loved. After retirement, she traveled to Israel, England, China, Spain, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada, as well as extensively within the United States. Memorial services will be held at Glendale Baptist Church, 1021 Glendale Lane, Nashville. The services will be held at 2 p.m. on June 9, 2010 with visitation one hour before the services. Guestbook CRAWFORD MORTUARY & CREMATORY, (615) 254-8200.

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Published in The Tennessean on Jun. 8, 2010.
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June 9, 2010
The loss of Alma May is a loss to the education of young children. She was a teacher, mentor, friend, and colleague in the early childhood editorial field. We'll miss knowing that she is no longer with us here.
Lewis and Betty Walker
June 8, 2010
I'll miss you dear friend.
Karla Graul
June 8, 2010
Lynn, sorry for your loss. An old high school friend, Tommy Darnell
June 8, 2010
Lynn, I offer you my sincerest condolences for your loss.
Sharon Duffy
June 8, 2010
Don Summers
June 8, 2010
I am sorry for your loss and my prayers are extended to you Lynn and entire family

Sheila Hudson
Sheila Hudson
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