Shirley Edmonston Scarborough

December 18, 1926 ~ May 19, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Shirley Scarborough Obituary

Services for Mrs. Shirley Edmonston Scarborough, age 96, will be held Monday, May 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church with interment to follow at Dublin Memorial Gardens. Rev. Darrell Paulk will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church. Mrs. Scarborough passed away Friday, May 19, 2023.

She was the widow of Albert Kline Scarborough, Sr., at the time of her death.

Mrs. Scarborough was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of the late Edwin W. Edmonston and Helen Smith Edmonston. She grew up in Arlington, VA, was graduated from Washington and Lee High School in 1944, and worked at the Department of Justice.

She was a resident of central Florida for 20 years where she attended Real Estate School and was a licensed real estate salesperson. She worked for the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and in the construction and real estate business with her late husband, James M. Rhiner, building commercially over the state of Florida and South Georgia. She was also in the Coast Guard Auxiliary where she served as Secretary and wrote articles for their Flotilla publication and occasionally for the local newspaper. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Sanford, FL, where she taught Sunday School and was in the Chancel Choir. Moving to Dublin, GA in 1972, she was co-owner and operator of Dublin Block and Supply with Mr. Rhiner. She continued to operate the business after his death in 1978 until it was sold.

Mrs. Scarborough married Mr. Albert Kline Scarborough, Sr. in 1980 after both retired and had a very active and interesting life filled with the joy of family, many friends, church and travels. Her hobbies included crocheting, writing poetry, and being with people. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Winsome Sunday School Class, Sew and Sews mission group, Chancel Choir, Dublin-Laurens Arts Council, Laurens County Historical Society where she served as a volunteer and two terms on the Board of Directors, and former member of the Dublin Country Club, and the Fairview Park Hospital Ladies Auxiliary where she served as Secretary and wrote a monthly column for the Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents and late husbands, a daughter, Helen Key Rhiner, her brother, Robert Edmonston, sister, Miriam E. Rowell and the father of her children, T.L. Janson, preceded her in death. Survivors include sons Ted Janson (April) and Randall Janson (Michelle) both of Lake City, FL, daughter Karen Jacobs, stepchildren Al Scarborough, Jr. (Betty), Carol S. Roe (Tommy) of Montrose, GA, and Katie S. Wills (Lewis) of Asheville, NC, James H. Rhiner (Chris), Sedona, AZ, Terri Jean Rhiner, Durango, CO, Lucille Harris, MT and her beloved nephews Rodney Lewis (Diane), Smith Mountain Lake, VA, Robert Edmonston, Jr. (Janet) and Thomas Edmonston (Linda), Smith Mountain Lake, VA. She is also survived by a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Pallbearers include James Hawkins, Mike McCarn, Johnny Layton, Justin Fountain, Freeman Harrison, Michael Bracewell, her nephews Rodney Lewis, Robert Edmonston, Jr., and Thomas Edmonston. Honorary escorts include Dr. Steven Garner, Wallace Miller, Rev. Jack Brown, Jack Baynes, Phillip Morris, and the Winsome Sunday School Class.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church and the Autism Society of NC, (for Marlowe Place, Asheville) 505 Oberlin Rd., Suite 230, Raleigh, NC 37605-1345 or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are provided by Townsend Brothers Funeral Home. 

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May 22, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Bellevue Ave, Dublin)

Funeral Service
May 22, 2023

2:00 PM
First Baptist Church (Bellevue Ave, Dublin)

May 22, 2023

3:00 PM
Dublin Memorial Gardens
2986 U.S. 80
Dublin, Georgia 31021


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