Martana Groce, 79, of Burkesville, passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Glasgow Health and Rehab. She was born on May 7, 1934 in Cumberland County, Kentucky to the late Vernon and Pearl Thacker Wray. She was of the Holiness faith and had worked at several sewing factories. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul C. Groce, two sons, Ferlin Groce and Freddy Groce, three sisters, five brothers, and great grandson, Dalton.
Survivors include one son, Donnie Groce and his wife Gail of Burkesville, two daughters, Angela Sue Whitehouse of Glasgow and Crickett Morrison of Glasgow, one sister, Vestal Wright of Burkesville, one brother, Armond Wray of Burkesville, 10 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Services were held Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home with Bro. Ronnie Corbin officiating. Burial was in Burkesville Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Wright, Jay Wright, Buddy Wray, Troy Wray, Rondall Wray and Ricky Craft. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Samuel Rice, Rodney Groce, Nathaniel Whitehouse, Joshua Whitehouse, Greg Groce, Adam Groce, Mark Banter, Carl Smith, David McAllister and Ray Debord.
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements. Online condolences at www.balloustotts.com.