Mrs. Flora Etta Groves, daughter of the late Tom H. and Louise (Anderson) Groves, was born in Green County, KY on December 10, 1929. Early Friday morning, September 11, 2020, God saw fit to call her home from the Norton Inpatient Care Center in Louisville, being 90 years, 9 months, and 1 day of age. She had made a profession of hope in Christ at an early age and began her Christian walk at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. She would later move her membership to the Bethel AME Church. Mrs. Groves enjoyed life, especially when she was able to cook and clean for her family. Her favorite times were family get-togethers, and she loved having reunions at her home. She always kept an open door for those she loved.
She leaves to cherish her memory:
Four children: Mary Louise “Boo” Barnett and husband Prunice of Campbellsville, Tajna Vinegar and husband Phillip of Louisville, Henry Allen Graves and wife Violet of Columbia, and Gary Graves and wife Margie of Texas,
Four great-great grandchildren,
A sister-in-law: Jane Groves of Greensburg,
A son-in-law: William Key of Lebanon,
Her stepsister: Annette Branch of Chicago, Illinois,
A stepbrother: Forest Johnson and wife Wyannetta of Chicago, Illinois,
Two aunts: Ruth Anderson of Campbellsville, and Christine Mitchell of Greensburg,
And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by three children: Benny Groves, Betty Groves, and Lisa Key; two sisters: Geneva Dixon and Ernestine Motley; three brothers: J.T. Groves, Willie Groves, and Harlon Groves; a stepbrother: O.D. Johnson; and her stepmother: Bessie Smith Groves.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mrs. Groves on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Rev. Michael Caldwell will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, Sept. 18, from 10:00 AM until time for the service.
The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to her sitters, Ms. Gladys Smith and Ms. Gwen Mitchell for their tender care and compassion, and for the joy they brought into her home. They also wish to express their gratitude to all for the many prayers, words of comfort, and countless kindnesses during the time of their bereavement.
Current social distancing guidelines will be in effect. In consideration of the health of others, masks will be required.
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