Sally Hackney Scarborough Roper

Born: Sat., Jun. 8, 1940
Died: Thu., Apr. 21, 2005

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Sally Hackney Scarborough Roper, 64, of Greensboro, Georgia died Thursday, April 21, 2005 at her home. A native of Lake City, Florida, she was born on June 8, 1940 to James Virgil and Grayce Hackney Scarborough. Mrs. Roper attended Brenau Academy in Gainesville, Georgia and graduated from Columbia High School in Lake City, Florida. She attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia where she met her husband Robert Allen Roper. The Ropers first came to Greensboro in 1959 and in 1967 moved to their farm just outside the city where they raised four childrena€" Bob, Jim, Paige and Brooke. Mrs. Roper worked for 23 years at The Durham Veterinary Clinic, was involved in numerous charitable organizations and sang in the choir of the First United Methodist Church for many years.

Mrs. Roper is survived by her husband Robert Allen "Bobby" Roper, her son Bob, his wife Andrea and grandchildren Cheney and Hutch Roper; son Jim, his wife Jennifer and grandchildren Davis and Jamie Lynn Roper; and daughter Brooke, her husband Bryan Carroll and granddaughters Sally Paige and Clark Carroll. She was preceded in death by her daughter Paige Roper in 1997. Mrs. Roper is also survived by her sister Pam Scarborough Ousley, nephew Matt Rose and niece, Betsy Abdulghani.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at The First United Methodist Church in Greensboro with the Rev. Richard Chewning, Rev. Ed Nelson and Rev. Ira McKeever officiating. Interment will follow at Wesley Chapel Wesleyan Church Cemetery. Pallbearers are John Crouse, Fred Hunter, Bobby Durham, Gary Vickers, Jim Cline and Edward Stone. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Temple, Charles Copelan, Wynn Copelan, Charles Crumbley, Earl Engel, Ron Wolf, Pat Delony, Pete Topken, Bill Sisterhen, Tommy Ligon, Frank Webster, Tom Gutherie and Zippy Duvall.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 910 17th Street NW, Washington, DC or The Wesley Chapel Cemetery Fund, c/o Wesley Chapel Wesleyan Church, 2830 Hwy 15 South, Greensboro, Georgia 30642.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday night at the funeral home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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David and Jennifer Brown
   Posted Thu April 21, 2005
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Laura Stewart
   Posted Thu April 21, 2005
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Sally was such a lovely person and will be missed by all.

Linda Stephens
   Posted Fri April 22, 2005
Bobby and Family: My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of Sally. I can truly say that I know what you are going through. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this most difficult time. Sincerely, Linda Stephens

Robyn Stone Isaacs
   Posted Fri April 22, 2005
I just can't image what you all are, and have been, going through. Sally was such an uplifting person - her signature smile was so contagious, and you just couldn't help but feel great about life when you were around her. I so wish I could be there to hug you all right now. Please know you are in my prayers!!! Lots and lots of love and blessings, Robyn Stone Isaacs

Rob & Kelley Carruthers
   Posted Fri April 22, 2005
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We have all been so blessed to know Sally. You are all in our prayers.

Beth Baynes Garland
   Posted Fri April 22, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. She will always be remembered & through our memories continue to live on. Gene & Beth Garland Matt & Ben

Marla Durham
   Posted Fri April 22, 2005
Brooke & family: I am so sorry for your loss. You & your family will be in my prayers in the days to come.

Emmett&Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat April 23, 2005
Our prayers are with each member of the family.

Lester Bryan
   Posted Sat April 23, 2005
Dear Bobby and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you.

Jackie Channell
   Posted Sun April 24, 2005
My prayers and thoughts are with you. I have such fond memories of Sally as a neighbor and how my dad would always tease her about that large great dane. She was the first one at our house when daddy died. What a great lady! God bless you all...

Tony & Lori Smith
   Posted Mon April 25, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tony, Lori, Ivy & Zach

Keith & Linda VanDuzer
   Posted Mon April 25, 2005
Bobby, we wish to extend our deepest sympathys to you and your family.Sally was such an inspiration to us in our lives and a lady loved by all who knew her. We will be keeping you all in our prayers. Keith & Linda

Kay Ellenberg McClendon
   Posted Mon April 25, 2005
I was so sorry to hear about "Miss" Sally. I know you will miss her so much. She was a great person and always made me laugh when I was around her. She seemed to have a positive outlook on everything. She was very kind to our family and I admired her humor, courage, and strength. Our prayers are with you.

Lori Stone Badgett
   Posted Tue April 26, 2005
Sally is the sweetest, kindest woman I've been blessed to know. She will be greatly missed but I know she is in good company and smiling down on all of us... Watching over us as she always has. Much love, Lu

Randy & Pat Jackson
   Posted Thu May 05, 2005
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The first time I met Sally, she brought a cake to us when our daughter Shea was born and she is now 16. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Curtis and Hilda Underwood
   Posted Thu May 05, 2005
Bobby, you and your family are in our prayers-we enjoyed Sally's friendship at the class reunions.