Earl Sabin Scarabin
Earl Sabin Scarabin
  • September 14, 1944 - November 11, 2017
  • Poplarville, Mississippi

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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 www.whitefuneralhomepoplarville.com .

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.