Obituary for Mattie Virginia Scarbrough
Mattie Virginia Guettner Scarbrough, a long time resident of Kingston, made her final journey to her heavenly home Thursday, March 23, 2017 at The Lantern Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Lenoir City. Virginia was born October 5, 1928 in Roane County, the daughter of Thomas Oscar and Mollie Eva Robinette Guettner. She was happily married to Calvin A. Scarbrough on April 10, 1955. He preceded her in death August 24, 2012. Virginia retired from Y-12 Nuclear Plant in Oak Ridge after 32 years of clerical work in their medical department. After retirement, she was employed by The Michael Dunn Center, Calhouette Children’s Residence in Kingston. Mrs. Scarbrough served faithfully in her home church until the latter years when the struggles of age and dementia made this more difficult. Through the years many were blessed by her love and willingness to lend a hand, regardless of the size of the task. She influenced the lives of many children, though she was blessed with none of her own. In her latter years, she spent the majority of her time with family and tirelessly working in her yard. She was a woman of many talents and her legacy will remain in the hearts of many, for years to come. In addition to her husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, a infant sister, Margaret Pearl, and a brother, Thomas Lloyd Guettner.
She is survived by her sister, Kathleen Wiseman; four nieces and nephews, seven great-nieces and great-nephews, eleven great-great nieces and great-great nephews; special friends and neighbors, Kyle & Mary Beverly and their children.
The family will receive friends 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Fraker Funeral Home with funeral service following at 8:00 pm, in the chapel with Pastor Kyle E. Beverly officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:00 am, Monday, March 27, 2017 at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Johnston Valley Road in Kingston, for graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Potters House Fellowship Church, 211 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of arrangements.