Phyllis (Claxton) Scarboro

Born: Tue., Apr. 3, 1951
Died: Thu., Mar. 21, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 24, 2019
Location: Hillcrest Baptist Church

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Phyllis Claxton Scarboro, age 67 of Swainsboro, GA on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home, surrounded by her family and friends, after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019  at 2:00 pm at Hillcrest Baptist Church with Rev. Andrew Perryman officiating.

Mrs. Scarboro will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family will receive friends Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors.

Interment will be in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Pallbearers are: Will Claxton, Matt Claxton, Steve Claxton, Dock Claxton, John George Claxton and Wayne Smith.

Mrs. Scarboro was born April 3, 1951, in Swainsboro, GA to the late Willis and Jewel Claxton. She was a 1970 graduate of Swainsboro High School. She married George Arthur Scarboro, Jr. in 1972, who passed away in 1986, leaving her with two children to raise. Being a single parent, Mrs. Scarboro was totally dedicated to her children in all aspects of their lives. Mrs. Scarboro was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where she served as secretary for several years. She was employed with Piggly Wiggly Supermarket for over 20 years and made many close friendships while working there. Most people knew her from working at Spivey State Bank in the operations and bookkeeping department, where she retired after 20 years of service. After Mrs. Scarboro retired, she continued dedicating her life not only to her children but to her grandchildren, which was her pride and joy. She was a unique and caring individual who touched the lives of all who knew her and the best Mother and Mema anyone could ever have. She will  truly be missed by all.

Survivors include:

One Son: Shane A. Scarboro (Dawn) of Twin City, GA

One Daughter: Lashley S. Coleman (Garry) of Swainsboro, GA

Three Grandchildren: Austin Christopher Scarboro, AnnaLayne Carol Scarboro and Samantha Jewel Coleman

One Great-Grandchild: MaryJane Elise Scarboro

Two Brothers: Willis Claxton, Jr. (Diane) of Glennville, GA and Keith Claxton (Kathy) of Summertown, GA

Nieces and Nephews: Krystal C. Smith (Wayne), Amber C. Durrence (Jamey), Matthew K. Claxton, Will Claxton (Bonnie), Joshua K. Claxton (Density)

Great Nieces and Nephews: Mikaley Durrence, Banks Durrence, Levi Smith, Lindsey Smith, Jewel Adelaide Claxton, Kennedy Claxton, Anslie Claxton

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Phyllis Claxton Scarboro of Swainsboro, GA.


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Deborah Rich
   Posted Thu March 21, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about the sad news of Phyllis’s passing. Sending my prayers & condolences to her family & friends. May God be with you all.

Emily Mimbs Lewis & Marilyn Mimbs
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
So sorry to hear of Phyllis passing Please know the family is in our thoughts and prayers

Cindy W. Claxton
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
To Phyllis' family,
I am heart broken to hear about Phyllis. She was special to me. Even though I have not seen her in quite a while, I still loved her. She was my babysitter when I was young. She wasn't much older than me, so she seemed more like a sister. I hope to make it to the funeral home tonight. I am praying for your family.

Harry and Deborah Martin
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. She was truly a wonderful person.

Cindi Palmore Hall
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Deepest sympathies. Phyllis was good friend. I still remember us singing on the bus home after school. I haven't seen her in years since I moved. Praying for all friends & family.

Dianne Schoen
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Ashley and Family ,I am so sorry to hear of your loss.Ms. Phyllis was a sweet and kind lady. I will be praying for yaw.

Dovie Thigpen
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
Children and grandchildren of Phyllis, Willis, and Keith, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will give you strength during your time of sorrow. She will be missed.

Peggy Ross
   Posted Sat March 23, 2019
I was sorry to hear of Phyllis passing. I just wanted to let her family know that she was a wonderful person and that my prayers and condolences are with them at this time in their lives.

Danette Davis
   Posted Sun March 24, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing. She and would talk often during our working years. She was always a big help to me. She loved Aunt Jewell and Uncle Willis to distraction. She will be missed.

Valeria Taunton
   Posted Mon March 25, 2019
I am so very sorry for the loss of my sweet cousin. What a beautiful Lady and amazing mother. Prayers for her Shane and Leslie and her extended family. May God comfort you during this difficult time!