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L. Agnes Grooms

L. Agnes Grooms, age 94, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in the Agape Nursing & Rehab Center, Johnson City. She was a native of Lincolnton, Ge orgia and had lived most of her life in Deland, Florida before making her home with her daughter in Johnson City twelve years ago. Mrs. Grooms was a daughter of the late Peter Alexander Wellmaker and Clara Lellia Paradise Wellmaker. She was employed by the Florida Power & Light Corporation as secretary for thirty-five years. Mrs. Grooms was a member of the First Baptist Church of Deland. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Franklin Grooms in 1995, five siblings and her son-in-law, William Robert Manuel.

Mrs. Grooms has left behind to cherish her memories her daughter, June Manuel of Johnson City; four grandchildren: April Hawkins and husband, Shane; Robert Mitchell Manuel and wife, Stana, all of Erwin; Michael Brian Manuel and wife, Kimberly of Johnson City; Kevin Brett Manuel and wife, Krista of Kingsport; three great grandchildren: Halie Nichole Hawkins, Colton Zackary Hawkins and Madalyn Brielle Manuel. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The family will receive friends Monday, July 6, 2015 from 5:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Robert Ledford Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Chris Bogart will deliver the Eulogy at the 7:00 P. M. service. Music will be provided by Danny and Christy Miller and Inez Chandler.

Burial will be Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10:30 A. M. in the Deland Memorial Gardens, 600 East Beresford Avenue, Deland, Florida 32724.

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Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Grooms family. (423) 743-1380.