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Linda Scarbrough

Anderson County Schools has loss a longtime friend and employee.  Linda Petrowski Scarbrough, age 67, of Clinton passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 at her home with her family by her side. Linda was born in Ripley, Mississippi on September 11,1946, moved to the Claxton Community in 1953 and graduated from Clinton High School in 1964. She attended First Baptist Church of Clinton and was the assistant librarian at Clinton Middle School until her illness. She was a former manager of Hardees in Clinton and prior to Hardees she drove for Landreth Bus Service transporting kids to Anderson County Schools. Linda loved spending time with her grandchildren, traveling with her family, working on her family genealogy, and coordinating concessions at Clinton Middle School events.  Linda’s many contributions were mother, sister, community worker, great friend, travel companion, listener, and talker. But her greatest contribution came easiest of all, simply being Nana. Her strength of character was obvious for all that knew and loved her.  Preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Ella Petrowski; sister, Bonnie Wilson and brother, Mark Petrowski.

She is survived by:
Children............         Rick Scarbrough & wife Mollie of Clinton
                                   Robin Scarbrough Poplin of Maryville
                                   Cecil Scarbrough & wife Alpa of Knoxville
                                   Darin Scarbrough & wife Courtney of Clinton

Grandchildren.          Natalie & Rachel Scarbrough
                                  Sarah Poplin
                                  Maya & Kalina Scarbrough
                                  Riley & Hayden Scarbrough
                                  Adaira Ott

Sister......                   Kay Petrowski Smith & husband Terry of Claxton

Brothers...                 Doug Petrowski & wife Brenda of Clinton
                                  David Petrowski & wife Rhonda of Snellville, GA
                                  Larry Petrowski & wife Gloria of Oak Ridge
                                  Louis Petrowski & wife Teresa of Claxton

Several nieces and nephews
The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm, Monday, December 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church with funeral services to follow with Rev. Stan Elliott officiating.  Friends and family will meet at 11:30 am Tuesday at Holley Gamble Funeral Home and go in procession to Oak Ridge Memorial Park for a 12 noon graveside.  The family requests memorials be made to the Clinton Middle School Library, 110 North Hicks Street, Clinton, TN  37716.  Holley Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton is in charge of all arrangements. 


Matt Hagen

My name is Matt Hagen and I went to Clinton Middle School from 2002-2004.
I also graduated from  Clinton High School .2004-2008.
Following high school, I went and graduated from Pellissippi State
Technical Community College 2008-2011 with a General Studies Associates of
Sciences degree.
Then transferred to Middle Tennessee State University 2011-2013, where I
graduated with a Bachelor's of Sciences in Electronic Media Journalism
with concentration on broadcasting.
I now work at WATE-6 News as the associate producer for Good Morning
Tennessee, and as the "voice of the Hawks" on WYSH and producer of the
Maryville Rebels Football.
I will also be doing statistics for baseball, softball, and maybe
basketball for the Hawks.


We have a small but growing shelf on genealogy and local history in our library.  We have added a few magazines from the integration. 

Also, for all those of us who are working on the family tree, the state provides some very useful sites.

Heritage Quest Online

Genealogy Internet Sources