Alunda Whitt Scarborough

Published 6:19pm Monday, January 28, 2013

Alunda Whitt Scarborough, age 64, departed this life Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Tallassee with the Rev. Dave Barkalow officiating.

Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Jeffcoat Funeral Home directing.

Alunda was born Jan. 18, 1949, in Huntsville, to Homer Benton Whitt and Mary Elizabeth Hargrove Whitt.

She graduated from Butler High School in 1967 and Judson College in 1970 with a double major in psychology and sociology, where she was editor of the Conversationist.

She then received her teacher’s certification and master’s degree from Auburn University.

Upon graduation from Judson College, Alunda worked as a social worker for both the state of Alabama and the state of Georgia in the Department of Human Resources.

She began her teaching career in 1973 within the Tallassee City School System teaching special education and retiring in 1998 as federal projects coordinator.

Alunda is survived by her husband of 41 years, Joseph T. Scarborough Jr.; two loving and devoted children, Joseph T. (Kami) Scarborough III of Tallassee and Elizabeth S. (Byron) Thornhill of Clanton; brother-in-law, Don P. (Becky) Scarborough of Auburn and sister-in-law, Betty S. (Mark) Jagoe of Lovettesville, Va.

“Nana” is also survived by three grandchildren who were her absolute joy, Byron Marshall Thornhill IV, Virginia Kate Scarborough and Mary Porter Thornhill; and a loving caregiver, Inell Ray.

Alunda is preceded in death by her parents and loving stepfather, Homer Houston Edwards.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 5–7 p.m. at Tallassee First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Tallassee First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 780147, Tallassee, AL 36078-0147, or the charity of one’s choice.

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