Scarborough Dies at 85


The Rev. Edwin J. “Jeff” Scarborough, age 85, of Smithfield went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Born in Wake County on June 2, 1929, he was the son of the late Robert Howard and Nora Rodgers Scarborough. He was preceded in death by his wife Annie Ruth Scarborough and his daughter Anita Kay Scarborough. Rev. Scarborough was a Free Will Baptist minister for 40 years serving various churches over the years. He was a member of Smithfield First Free Will Baptist Church and served in both the US Army and US Air Force during the Korean War.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 6:00 PM in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home in Selma with Dr. Sam Weeks and Minister Duane Casey officiating. Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 17 in the Scarborough Family Cemetery in Rolesville, NC.

Rev. Scarborough is survived by one niece and several cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 886, Smithfield, NC 27577 or the SECU Hospice House, PO Box 1376, Smithfield, NC 27577.


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