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Celebrating the life of

Iris Hembree Scarbrough

Passed away on December 03, 2019

Iris Hembree Scarbrough

Iris Hembree Scarbrough, 72, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center. She was born in Austell, GA, daughter of the late Edgar D. and Ruby Davis Hembree.  She was a graduate of Pelham High School.

After 27 years with BellSouth in Atlanta, she and husband moved to Tybee Island where they owned Lazaretto Marina and Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours.  She was a member of the Tybee Island American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee Island.

Surviving are husband of 45 years, Michael B. Scarbrough of Tybee Island, son, Ken Sheppard (Rhonda) of Dallas, GA; daughters, Sandra Townsend (James) of Acworth, GA; Michelle Scarbrough of Douglasville, GA; Lisa Scarbrough of Guyton; sister, Ruby Hembree Goss of Douglasville, GA; seven grandsons, Ricky, Brandon, Nick, Cody, Jared, Michael and Ian.  She was loved by her family, respected by her friends and she will be missed.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Remembrances:  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Coastal Pet Rescue, 7430 Thomas Ave., Savannah, GA 31406.

 

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So sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how you feel. Sorry we were out of town. Our prayers to you and your family.

- Nestor and Linda Gernay, Tybee Island, Ga


Lisa and family, you have my sincere condolences. God bless and keep you.

- Sandra Usher, Brooklet, GA


Iris was a very sweet lady and would do anything for you. She'll be missed. Bob Smith

- Bob Smith, ,


Mike, Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind...Iris has left a beautiful legacy of love and generosity behind her. Hoping that you and yours find some peace in knowing how much Iris will be missed. Barb and Mike

- Barb and Mike Caramico, Tybee Island, GA


Peace be with you all during this time. Sincerely Jorges

- Rob and Rebecca Jorge, Guyton, Ga


Mike, Lisa and your entire family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Iris. She was a wonderful lady with a loving heart who brought joy to all who knew her. It was a privilege to call her my friend and she will be sorely missed.

- James R Roseberry, TYBEE ISLAND, GA


Last December, Iris & I met for a drink, lunch and to celebrate my birthday when I made a visit to Tybee. Our friendship was young only 15 years but every time we met she shared a smile brighter than the sun and a kind word. After my unexpected husband's death in 2009, she offered me help in coping and offered a financial lifeline if needed. Grateful for her friendship, thankful for her beacon for life and prayers for family

- Linda G Tapia, Philadelphia, PA


Capt Mike My sincere condolences for you and your family's loss.

- Joseph Sheffield, Tybee Island, Georgia


I am so sorry for the loss of your family member/friend. I didnt get the chance to meet or know Iris but heard wonderful things about her. My sincere heartfelt condolences are being sent to all of her loved ones and friends. May flights of angels wing her to her rest and may love, light and fond memories comfort you all in this difficult time.

- Tammy Lewis, corydon, in


Capt. Mike and family, our deepest condolences, we are holding you tight.

- Mallory & Julia Pearce, Tybee Island, GA


We do not live in the area now but saw this on FB. Please accept our profound condolences in the loss of Iris. She was always so friendly and smiling whenever we would see her. We pray for God’s infinite grace to help you through this time. Love, Billy & Joyce Holly

- Billy & Joyce Holly, Byron , GA


Capt. Mike and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on hearing the very sad news about Iris. She always had a sweet smile on her face and was a dear kind woman. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Tommy Thompson

- Tommy Thompson, Tybee Island, GA


I know Iris is in heaven with the angels. She will be missed not only by me but by ALL of her friends. She touched the lives of many people on Tybee and in the Savannah areas. She always had a smile on her face. Even though I have only known her for about 6 years I feel like I have lost a life-long friend. I will miss sitting by her at Shriner's Tuesday Supper and monthly Sunday Suppers.

- catherine laube, Savannah, GA


To Mike , Lisa and family. We are heart broken for you. Remember well when you guys purchased the old shrimpers hang out & bar. Iris was always friendly and personable. Tybee Island really loved having you guys as part of everything about this small Island . Iris along with Mike always stepped up to donate or do ANYTHING that was needed open heartedly. So sad to have her leave us so soon. The Heavens will welcome her with open arms and beside the Angels will be many beautiful cats she has saved. ?

- Patsy & Ronald Jones, Tybee Island, Ga.


Mike, Lisa, Ian, When a newcomer to Savannah, Iris welcomed me as if we'd been friends forever. I will miss her warmth and humor.

- Bud Rosser, Savannah, Georgia


I pray God's peace and comfort for the family. My memories of Iris are sweet as I recall the love she shared with our family, especially for my precious nephew, Ken. I am so sorry for the sorrow and loss you all are experiencing. May the beautiful, happy memories fill your heart as you grieve.

- Cameron Sheppard Harrington, Kennesaw, GA


Sorry to hear of Iris' Passing She will be missed by many here on Tybee as well as family. She was always pleasant anytime we were around each other. Mike I pray the Good Lord hold you through this time and give you all the comfort and love you need. I know how much you meant to each other and how well one complimented the other! Peace be with you and rest in peace Iris. My prayer will be for you both in the coming days!

- Mike Hosti, tybee island, GA


I feel blessed to have known Iris while she was her happy,fun-loving, lively self. She was a generous, loving mother, wife and friend! I can see her smile and hear her laughter...she could light up a room with that personality! She will never be forgotten and will be sorely missed. God bless her sweet soul and bring peace to her family. Ron and Gloria Shoemaker

- GLORIA SHOEMAKER, Kennesaw, GA


It was a pleasure working with her so many years. What a wonderful person! She will be missed. I wish all her family well.

- Charlie Strickland, Savannah, Ga


Lisa, Ian and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. Words can not express how heart broken you feel so just rely on your memories to comfort you and help you through this. Grief is a strange emotion filled with many highs and lows. Just work your way through it the best you can and know you are in our thoughts and most specifically, in our prayers. Love you.

- Carolyn Jennelle, Savannah, GA


So sorry for your loss. Mike, Iris was so special. You knew that. I treasure the time i spent with you both on Tybee.

- Sally Harper, Fort Pierce, FL


So sorry for your loss. Mike, Iris was so special. You knew that. I treasure the time i spent with you both on Tybee.

- Sally Harper, Fort Pierce, FL


Iris was a beautiful lady always a smile on her face, she loved her family including her cats! She will truly be sadly missed by many. My prayers to the family

- TOMMIE PATRICK, Savannah, Georgia


I am so very sorry. Mrs Iris was such a wonderful lady. Your family is in my heart and in my prayers.

- Carlin and John Dixon, Stapleton, GA


MIKE AND FAMILY, I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT IRIS. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE....

- angela byers, tybee island, ga


Mike and family Brooks and I wish extend our condolences to you and family. Iris was a fun loving person and everyone adored her. She will be missed by all. May the peace of God comfort you all.

- Brooks and Dianne Gaudry, Savannah, Ga.


So sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how you feel. Sorry we were out of town. Our prayers to you and your family.

- Nestor and Linda Gernay, Tybee Island, Ga


Lisa and family, you have my sincere condolences. God bless and keep you.

- Sandra Usher, Brooklet, GA


Iris was a very sweet lady and would do anything for you. She'll be missed. Bob Smith

- Bob Smith, ,


Mike, Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind...Iris has left a beautiful legacy of love and generosity behind her. Hoping that you and yours find some peace in knowing how much Iris will be missed. Barb and Mike

- Barb and Mike Caramico, Tybee Island, GA


Peace be with you all during this time. Sincerely Jorges

- Rob and Rebecca Jorge, Guyton, Ga


Mike, Lisa and your entire family: Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of Iris. She was a wonderful lady with a loving heart who brought joy to all who knew her. It was a privilege to call her my friend and she will be sorely missed.

- James R Roseberry, TYBEE ISLAND, GA


Last December, Iris & I met for a drink, lunch and to celebrate my birthday when I made a visit to Tybee. Our friendship was young only 15 years but every time we met she shared a smile brighter than the sun and a kind word. After my unexpected husband's death in 2009, she offered me help in coping and offered a financial lifeline if needed. Grateful for her friendship, thankful for her beacon for life and prayers for family

- Linda G Tapia, Philadelphia, PA


Capt Mike My sincere condolences for you and your family's loss.

- Joseph Sheffield, Tybee Island, Georgia


A candle has been lit!

- Tammy Lewis , I


I am so sorry for the loss of your family member/friend. I didnt get the chance to meet or know Iris but heard wonderful things about her. My sincere heartfelt condolences are being sent to all of her loved ones and friends. May flights of angels wing her to her rest and may love, light and fond memories comfort you all in this difficult time.

- Tammy Lewis, corydon, in


Capt. Mike and family, our deepest condolences, we are holding you tight.

- Mallory & Julia Pearce, Tybee Island, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Shane and Michelle Boyce & Shyla Crenshaw , Georg


We do not live in the area now but saw this on FB. Please accept our profound condolences in the loss of Iris. She was always so friendly and smiling whenever we would see her. We pray for God’s infinite grace to help you through this time. Love, Billy & Joyce Holly

- Billy & Joyce Holly, Byron , GA


A candle has been lit!

- Scott & Marla McGraw , Ohio


Capt. Mike and family, Please accept my sincere condolences on hearing the very sad news about Iris. She always had a sweet smile on her face and was a dear kind woman. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Tommy Thompson

- Tommy Thompson, Tybee Island, GA


I know Iris is in heaven with the angels. She will be missed not only by me but by ALL of her friends. She touched the lives of many people on Tybee and in the Savannah areas. She always had a smile on her face. Even though I have only known her for about 6 years I feel like I have lost a life-long friend. I will miss sitting by her at Shriner's Tuesday Supper and monthly Sunday Suppers.

- catherine laube, Savannah, GA


To Mike , Lisa and family. We are heart broken for you. Remember well when you guys purchased the old shrimpers hang out & bar. Iris was always friendly and personable. Tybee Island really loved having you guys as part of everything about this small Island . Iris along with Mike always stepped up to donate or do ANYTHING that was needed open heartedly. So sad to have her leave us so soon. The Heavens will welcome her with open arms and beside the Angels will be many beautiful cats she has saved. ?

- Patsy & Ronald Jones, Tybee Island, Ga.


Mike, Lisa, Ian, When a newcomer to Savannah, Iris welcomed me as if we'd been friends forever. I will miss her warmth and humor.

- Bud Rosser, Savannah, Georgia


I pray God's peace and comfort for the family. My memories of Iris are sweet as I recall the love she shared with our family, especially for my precious nephew, Ken. I am so sorry for the sorrow and loss you all are experiencing. May the beautiful, happy memories fill your heart as you grieve.

- Cameron Sheppard Harrington, Kennesaw, GA


Sorry to hear of Iris' Passing She will be missed by many here on Tybee as well as family. She was always pleasant anytime we were around each other. Mike I pray the Good Lord hold you through this time and give you all the comfort and love you need. I know how much you meant to each other and how well one complimented the other! Peace be with you and rest in peace Iris. My prayer will be for you both in the coming days!

- Mike Hosti, tybee island, GA


I feel blessed to have known Iris while she was her happy,fun-loving, lively self. She was a generous, loving mother, wife and friend! I can see her smile and hear her laughter...she could light up a room with that personality! She will never be forgotten and will be sorely missed. God bless her sweet soul and bring peace to her family. Ron and Gloria Shoemaker

- GLORIA SHOEMAKER, Kennesaw, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Hall Family , Georg


It was a pleasure working with her so many years. What a wonderful person! She will be missed. I wish all her family well.

- Charlie Strickland, Savannah, Ga


Lisa, Ian and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. Words can not express how heart broken you feel so just rely on your memories to comfort you and help you through this. Grief is a strange emotion filled with many highs and lows. Just work your way through it the best you can and know you are in our thoughts and most specifically, in our prayers. Love you.

- Carolyn Jennelle, Savannah, GA


So sorry for your loss. Mike, Iris was so special. You knew that. I treasure the time i spent with you both on Tybee.

- Sally Harper, Fort Pierce, FL


So sorry for your loss. Mike, Iris was so special. You knew that. I treasure the time i spent with you both on Tybee.

- Sally Harper, Fort Pierce, FL


Iris was a beautiful lady always a smile on her face, she loved her family including her cats! She will truly be sadly missed by many. My prayers to the family

- TOMMIE PATRICK, Savannah, Georgia


I am so very sorry. Mrs Iris was such a wonderful lady. Your family is in my heart and in my prayers.

- Carlin and John Dixon, Stapleton, GA


A candle has been lit!

- Dixon , Georg


MIKE AND FAMILY, I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT IRIS. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE....

- angela byers, tybee island, ga


Mike and family Brooks and I wish extend our condolences to you and family. Iris was a fun loving person and everyone adored her. She will be missed by all. May the peace of God comfort you all.

- Brooks and Dianne Gaudry, Savannah, Ga.


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200