In Loving Memory

James “Steve” Scarborough

May 3, 1936 - May 29, 2020

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James Stephens “Steve” Scarborough, a resident of Foley, AL, passed away on Friday May 31, 2020 at the age of 84. 

He moved to Alabama two years ago.  He spent his childhood in Waynesboro, Georgia.  James was always known by the name Steve. 

Steve was a graduate of Battle Ground Academy Prep School in Franklin, TN.  He was a graduate of Georgia Southern College with a Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Education. He was a teacher for six years, then went to work at the Georgia Vocation and Rehabilitation Services; and then retired with them as Assistant District Director of Southwest Georgia in Albany, GA.  He received many honors and awards for getting grants and cooperative school programs for the handicapped and disabled.

He taught Sunday school for many years.  When he retired, he volunteered with food pantries and food distribution.  He helped start a backpack program for school children for food on the weekend in Towns County, GA.  He his spare time, Steve loved music and dancing, flower gardening and building outdoor flower and stone beds.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Carlton Scarborough and Mary Elizabeth Stephens Scarborough.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Pirkle Scarborough; son, James “Jim” Scarborough (Elizabeth “Beth”) of Jasper, GA; step-daughters, Sandy Fralick, Stacey Greene (Edward); and five step-granddaughters and three step-sons; three step-great-granddaughters; and his brother, Leslie Scarborough.

There will be a celebration of life for the family at a later date in Georgia.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com.  Hughes Funeral Home, 26209  Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

7 Comments

  1. Tommy Weekley

    I am not sure if I have the right person but I had a Mr. Steve Scarborough who taught me history in the mid 60”s at Albany High in Albany, Ga. If this is the same person he was one of the nicest, kindest, and most caring teachers I had and you have my condolences. He took a personal interest in his wayward( like me) students and reading about his life accomplishments had a successful and fulfilling life. He was a very fine teacher.

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  2. SANDRA SCARBOROUGH

    YES THIS IS THE SAME MAN. I WAS MARRIED TO HIM FOR 17 YRS, AND HE WAS THE KIND AND CARING MAN WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENT.

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  3. Beverly Ferrell

    Steve was a very kind and loving man, making a wonderful husband to my sister. He will
    Be greatly missed by many friends and family members! May God welcome him and give
    him comfort and Pease in Heaven!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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  4. Rick Brackett

    So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I worked with him at Rehab Services in Atlanta. He was always lind to me. He will be missed by many. My condolences to his family.

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  5. Alan Morris

    I worked with Steve in the Division of Rehabilitation Services. He made a difference in the lives of many people with disabilities. Steve always had a story to tell and I am sure he will be missed by his friends and family. His rehabilitation family has lost a fine man. May he rest in peace.

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  6. Janice Pollock Williamson

    Sandra, are you originally from Pelham, GA?

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  7. sandra Pirkle scarborough

    YES I AM. SANDRA PIRKLE WAS MY NAME. I BELIEVE YOU HAVE A FLOWER SHOP IN PELHAM

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