Lawrence Laverne Groves, 87, Of Greenville


GREENVILLE, KY., — Lawrence Laverne Groves, 87, Of Greenville passed away on December 14, 2019 at 7:10pm at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, KY. He was born on March 1, 1932 the son of Harvey Groves and Lonnie Wells Groves. He was a member of Mercer Baptist Church and was a UMWA coal miner.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Jean Newman Groves, son Larry Thomas Groves, granddaughter Sarah Elizabeth Moore and a son-in-law Mike Ray.

He is survived by 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 (Michelle) 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 Sierra (Travis) Smith, Zachary (Morgan) Knight, MaKayla (Will) Carneyhan, Elle Groves, Luke Groves, Madeline Moore, Azia Hartley, Gavin Hartley, Alena Hartley, Isabelle Lanier, Arya Lanier, Jaxon Lanier, Jordan Lanier, Alyssa Rose, Brooklyn Rose, Elizabeth Edwards, 2 great-great grandchildren Casen Carneyhan and Kane Michael Smith. brother Harold Groves of Greenville, sisters Mildred Yates of Madisonville, Mary Lou Taylor of Henderson.

Visitation will be held on their 69th wedding anniversary Monday, December 16, 2019 from 5pm until 8pm at Mercer Baptist Church in Powderly, KY. Gary’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 17, at 11am at Mercer Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Ron Noffsinger with burial to follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Greenville.

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