May 26 1937 May 13 2019
June Jeraldean Graybeal Groves, 81, of Bristol, VA went to be with her Lord on May 13, 2019 in Newport, TN following an extended illness. She was born in Bristol, TN on May 26, 1937, a daughter of the late Luther King Graybeal and Lula Edith Smith Hopkins Graybeal. She was proceeded in death by her husband Eugene Fleming Groves, her sister Louetta McNutt, brother Earnest Graybeal, and half-brothers Hamp Hopkins, and Clinton Hopkins. Survivors include a sister-in-law Phyllis Graybeal. In addition, she is survived by her children Gloria Groves-Smith (Samuel) of Alpharetta, GA, Mark Eugene Groves (Angela) of Ludowici, GA and Teresa Grooms (Tim) of Newport, TN. Mrs. Groves was a resident of Bristol, VA. She was a member of Central Baptist Church Bristol, VA and gleefully worshiped at Riverview Baptist Church in Newport, TN. She retired from Bristol VA. School Systems after 26 years of service and Manager of cafeterias. In addition, she and Mr. Groves were entrepreneurs for many years at Tri Cities Flea Market. She would tell you her greatest accomplishment was being a loving and witty mother to three children, grandmother to 6 grandchildren (Joshua Grooms, Hannah Roth, Isaac Smith, Tabitha Smith, Tyler Groves and Tennedy Groves), step-grandmother to Jessi and Bambi DeFebbo, and great grandmother to Jaxstyn and Jonah Roth. She is survived by countless nieces, nephews and friends. The family will receive friends Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7 – 9 PM at Blevins Funeral Home, 417 Lee St. in Bristol, VA 24201. Funeral services will conclude visitation in Blevins’ Chapel at 9 PM, officiated by Rev. Tim Grooms, son-in-law of Mrs. Groves. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 12:00 Noon on Saturday May 18 at Vanover Cemetery on Mount Holston Rd., Hickory Community of Bluff City, TN, 37618. The family would like to thank Pallbearers Dennis and Randy McNutt, Hillside neighbors James, John, Les & Mary, and Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice of Newport, TN for their care. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Gideons would be welcomed. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of June Jeraldean Graybeal Groves please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of June Jeraldean Graybeal Groves May 26 1937 May 13 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Bristol, state: Virginia