Scarbrough, Lola

Lola Scarbrough
Have been held.

Lola Belle Scarbrough, 86, of Melrose, died Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Lubbock Heart Hospital.

She was born on Dec. 9, 1917, in Melrose, to early-day Melrose settlers, N.A. “Shorty” and Rose Etta Kennedy.
She was a lifetime resident of Melrose, where she was a member of First Baptist Church. She and three of her brothers completed 12 years of school at Melrose. Family members said she enjoyed embroidery, crafts, ceramics, painting and country and gospel music. They also said she became interested in water exercises in Arizona and brought her friends to Clovis for swimming exercises.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Choice L. “Shorty” Scarbrough; three brothers, James, Charles and Elmer LeRoy; and a sister, Ethel Mae Kennedy.

Survivors include a brother, Ray Kennedy (and wife, Carol) of Walcott, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Edith “Mrs. James” Kennedy of Douglas, Kan.; three cousins, Mrs. Grady Bright of Melrose, Evelyn Cooper and Dorothy Kendall, both of Amarillo; and nine nephews and nieces.

Rev. Durward Wofford will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Melrose Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Buckie Minton, Jim and Johnny Lay, Ernest Riley, and David and Phillip Gibbs.

Memorial contributions may be made to Melrose Senior Citizens.

Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.