James G. Scarbrough, 71, of Slater died Monday, July 10, 2006, near Gilliam.
Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, at 11 a.m. at the St. Paul Freewill Baptist Church in Slater. Rev. Noah E. Poole will officiate. Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans cemetery in Higginsville. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Weiker Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Born May 9, 1935, in Batesville Ark., he was the son of the late Lee Grant Walton and Hattie Mac Grundy Martin.
He is survived by his fiancee, Ruthye Bolden of the home; three sons, Perry Garrett of Grand Rapids, Mich., Thomas Winters of Poplar Bluff and James Winters of Columbia; three daughters, Bobby (Barbara) Winters of Slater, Ledora Winters of Slater and Mary Winters of Poplar Bluff; 22 grandchildren, a great-granddaughter; three brothers, Clifford Martin of Stamford, Texas, Gary Martin and Raymond Martin, both of Kennett; three sisters, Mollie Martin of Batesville, Ark., Linda Thomas and Jaqueline White, both of Kennett. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Scarbrough was a member of the Aldridge Tabernacle in Slater. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He worked at J.C. Penney Co. for 14 years and 24 years for the Union Pacific Railroad before his retirement. The past five years he had worked at the Dollar General Store in Slater.