WRENS, Ga. - Mrs. Lillian Elizabeth Gay Groover, 88, wife of the late William Rast Groover, Sr., entered into rest Tuesday, June 30, 2009, at Jefferson Hospital in Louisville, Ga.
Funeral services were held at James Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at 9 a.m., with the Rev. Keith Jordan officiating. Interment followed at the Wrens Cemetery.
Mrs. Groover was born in Jefferson County, graduated from Thomson High School, obtained her bachelors and masters degrees, and taught school in Dearing, Jessup, and Lyons, Ga., and Palm Beach County, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel Detroit and Elma Dickson Gay; her brothers Sidney Morris Gay and Drew Elliott Gay; and her sister, Lawanna Gay Eubanks.
Survivors include her son, William Rast (Ann) Groover, Jr., Ft. McCoy, Fla.; her daughters, Carole Deane (William Coleman) Groover, Chicago, Ill., and Martha Ann (David) Lindner; eight grandchildren, Lori Groover (Wayne) McDonald, Ocala, Fla., Joseph Christopher (Victoria) Groover, Kings Bay, Ga., Calvin Thomas (Erica) Groover, Murphy, NC, Katelyn Groover (Julio) Manressa, Ocala, Fla., Elisheva Ruth Coleman, Manhattan, NY, Elizabeth Marie (Faith) Lindner, Athens, Ga., Sarah Ann (Javier) Lindner, and David Brian (Christy) Lindner II, Athens, Ga.; and six great-grandchildren, Kenneth, Jared, Gracianna, Isabel, Ava and Jonathan.
Pallbearers were Joseph Groover, David Jackson, David Lindner II, James John, Wells McCorkle Jr., and Ethan Womack.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Woodland Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Lynn Rogers, 108 Lakeview Dr NW, Wrens, GA. 30833.