Annie “Ruth” Knight Scarborough, 77, of Smithfield, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh. Born Jan. 22, 1936, in Franklin County, she was a daughter of the late Jason Henry and Sophie Medlin Knight. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Anita Kay Scarborough, brother, Johnny Lester Knight and sister, Sophie Erlene Pendergrass. Ruth was a faithful member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Smithfield.
Visitation and funeral services were held Jan. 15, 2014 at First Free Will Baptist Church, with Rev. Sam Weeks officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Scarborough Family Cemetery in Rolesville.
Surviving are her husband of 59 years, Rev. Jeff Scarborough, of Smithfield; sister, Faye Knight Godfrey, of Rolesville; nieces, Debbie Coplen and husband Glen, and Donna Allen; nephew, Jimmie Godfrey and great-niece Alyssa Allen.
Memorial contributions may be sent to First Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 886, Smithfield, N.C. 27577.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at parrishfh.com.