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Earl Sabin Scarabin Jr.

14 September, 194411 November, 2017
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Earl Sabin Scarabin, Jr., 73, of Poplarville, Mississippi (formerly of Gretna, LA), passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Mr. Scarabin was born September 14, 1944 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana to Earl Sabin Scarabin, Sr. and Leodille Zeringue Scarabin. He was a graduate of Buras High School and was employed by the Freeport Sulphur Company. In 1967, he began a 35 year career with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and retired at the rank of Lieutenant in 2002. Upon retirement, he settled in Poplarville, Mississippi and was a faithful member of St. Joseph of Catholic Church. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Jefferson Lodge 12 in Gretna, LA.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Earl Sabin Scarabin, Sr., Leodille Zeringue Scarabin, and Bernadette Scarabin; one half-brother, Donald “Butsie” Scarabin; three sisters, Lorraine (Walter) Jenkins, Cecilia (John) Fitzgerald, Earline (Wayne) Wright; his former wife, Joyce Hutto Scarabin; and one stepson, Frederick “Fritz” Cavanaugh.

Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Donna Lingle Scarabin; one son, James “Chris” Scarabin of Waycross, GA; one daughter, Melissa Scarabin of Poplarville, MS; two brothers, Brian (Sue) Scarabin of Port Sulphur, LA, Kenneth (Marie) Scarabin of Poplarville, MS; four sisters, Susan (Kenneth) Buras of Laurel, MS, Ronda (Richard) Ragas of Houma, LA, Marla Giglio of Port Sulphur, LA, Cathy Mertz of Hammond, LA; stepchildren, Debbie Cavanaugh of Avondale, LA, Chuck (Kathy) Cavanaugh of Gretna, LA, John (Diane) Cavanaugh of Algiers, LA, Donald (Tina) Cavanaugh of Erath, LA, Susie (Kolby) Davis of Poplarville, MS; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and host of extended family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH, 12 Bilbo Hill Drive, Poplarville, MS, 39470 on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:00 am. Fr. Fintan Kilmurray will serve as celebrant. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cemetery, Lumberton. The family will receive friends and have visitation two hours prior to the service, Wednesday at the church.

Online condolences may be offered at .

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, Post Office Box 98018, Washington DC 20090-8018.

White Funeral Home, (601) 795-4982.


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Joan Bourque

October 19, 2018

R.I.P. Earl, just found out that Earl has taken his stairway to HEAVEN. Met Earl at J.P.S.O. he ways a sweet and gentle guy. My nickname for him was sweet cheeks. So sorry to for your lost. Donna please except my late condolences.

November 16, 2017

Our Sympathy is with the Scarabin Family in this time of sadness. Earl was a great cop, an outstanding partner, an exceptional supervisor, a valued friend, and most of all, an extraordinary man, husband and father who were extremely loved by his children. We will always remember the great memories we all had together; and these memories will always live on in our hearts. Take care our friend and God Speed.
Gerald & Merryl Bayer

November 14, 2017

Our heartfelt condolences to dear Dodi, and the entire family of Earl. We are so very sorry you all have lost such a wonderful man. May Earl rest peacefully now in the loving arms of God, and suffer no more. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this sad time. Love to all

Judy and Vic DiRienzo
Newark, Delaware

Mary Berger

November 14, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Frank & Judy Berger

November 14, 2017

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Donna Smith

November 14, 2017

Thoughts and prayers for everyone!!! You will be missed. I had only met you once but felt like I have known you forever!!

James R Scarabin

November 14, 2017

RIP Earl, condolences to family.

Couison, James R Scarabin
Venice, Louisiana

Sheila Olivares

November 14, 2017

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory that no one can steal! Love you Mr. Earl. You are so truly loved, one of the most gentle men I've have ever meet.
You will be truly missed. God bless you.

Denise Manger

November 14, 2017

Rip Uncle Earl.
Love Shannon,Nisey and Lil Shannon Manger

Barbara Cavanaugh

November 13, 2017

Earl, Although I have only met you twice we have the fondest memories of your gentle nature and kindness to our family. You were the only grandpa my children remembered and will be forever missed. God Bless you and RIP dear one.