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Ruby Estelle Holman Groce

Age: 76

Date of Birth: 13/02/1926
Date of Passing: 29/01/2002

Birthplace: Cumberland County
Place of Death: Cumberland County Hospital

Ruby Estelle Holman Groce, 75, of Peytonsberg, Kentucky, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at Cumberland County Hospital. She was born in Cumberland County on February 13, 1926, the daughter of Alex and Loretta "Rettie" Jane Wyatt Holman. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Sulpher Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Lester Gene Holman; infant brothers, Troy and David; infant sister, Hattie; half brothers, Arvil, Cleadus, and George Holman; and half sisters Ida Garner, Anzie H. Williams, and Lessie Holman.

Survivors include her husband, Walter Haze Groce of Peytonsberg, whom she married May 28,1943; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Sally Groce of Tompkinsville, and Ralph and Donna Groce of Burkesville; daughter and son-in-law Rachel and John Phelps, Sr. of Bakerton, Kentucky; brothers, Harold Holman of LaGrange, Kentucky, Grady Holman of Bowling Green Kentucky; sisters, Alyne Edwards of Lyndon, Kentucky, Bell Garrison of Columbus, Indiana, Betty Crawford of Celina, Tennessee, and Mildred Groce of Franklin, Tennessee; grandchildren John Phelps Jr.,and Ginger Garmon; great grandchildren Alex, Tabatha, Kailey, Kassidy, Charlesey; step grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, and Nathan; and step great grandchildren, Savannah.

Services were held Friday, February 1, 2002 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Carlos H. Coop and Bro. Harvey Dicken officiating. Special music by Libby Mullinix and the Burkesville Baptist Church Youth Ensemble. Burial was in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Johnny Corbin, Jamie Crawford, David Hunter, Stevie Anderson, David Huff, and Jimmy W. Hardin. Norris-New Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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