2013-11-27 / Obituaries

Alice Laurie Jenkins Grooms

Mrs. Alice Laurie Jenkins Grooms, 91, of Millen, died Friday night, Nov. 22, 2013, in the Bethany Home Nursing Center in Millen.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Antioch Christian Church with the Rev. George Evanson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Grooms was born in Screven County, Georgia, Sept. 15, 1922, to the late William Grady and Connie Hires Jenkins. She was a retired seamstress for over 40 years for the Thomson Company Millen Plant and was a member of the Antioch Christian Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.

Survivors include daughters, Gail and Larry Griffin of Bremen, GA, and Dolores and Martin Mendez of Millen; son, Terry Grooms of Myrtle Beach, S,C,; grandchildren, Tonia McIntosh, Shannon Matheson, David Hair Jr., Doug Hair, Ginger Grooms, William Grooms, Angel Weaver, and Christy Grooms; nine great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in law, Frances Gorrell of North Augusta, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Earl Grooms, a son, Tim Grooms, and a grandson, Shane Griffin. Pallbearers were Larry Griffin, Martin Mendez, Steve Matheson, Eric McIntosh, Shannon Powell and Grady Jenkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to Antioch Christian Church, 1050 Antioch Road, Sylvania, GA 30467. Thompson Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.thompsonstricklandwaters.com.

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