Jean Newman Groves, 84, of Powderly

GROVES THELMA_JEAN__8-27-2018POWDERLY, KY., — Jean Newman Groves, 84, of Powderly passed away Monday morning August 27, 2018 at 6:48am at her home after a short illness. She was born April 20, 1934 in Muhlenberg County the daughter of T.J. Newman and Gladys Irene Murdock Newman. She was a member of Mercer Baptist Church in Powderly where she taught Sunday School for many years. Jean was the owner and operator of Jean’s Upholstery in Powderly retiring in 1995 after fifteen years. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Larry Thomas Groves, granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Moore, and brother Henry Newman.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years Lawrence Groves of Powderly, 1 son Byron (Kathy) Groves of Greenville, 4 daughters Sandra Ray of Lewisburg, Melissa (Kevin) Epley of Central City, Melinda (Tim) Eaves of Powderly, Nancy (Charles) Cowan of Greenville, 12 grandchildren Michelle (Anthony) Knight, Darian (Shannon) Ray, Adam Groves, Megan (Jarrett) Moore, Matthew (Sara) Moore, Hannah Moore, Ethan Epley, Callie (Jantzen) Latham, Aaron (Heather) Eaves, Whitney Hartley, Phillip (Taylor) Lanier, Christian (Ron) Edwards, 16 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandsons, 4 brothers Ray Newman of Goodlettsville, TN., David (Shelia) Newman of Nashville, TN., Sam (Gail) Newman of Central City, Jim (Carolyn) Newman of Browder, 3 sisters Judy Cianfrogna of Titusville, FL., Pauline Mercer of Central City, and Ruthann (Randy) Ward of Central City.

Funeral services will be conducted by Gary’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11am at Mercer Baptist Church in Powderly with Rev. James Branscum with burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Greenville, KY.

Visitation will be at Mercer Baptist Church in Powderly on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm. 

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