Martana Groce


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

Comments are closed.

  • More Stories

    Mona Y. McCoy

    February 13th, 2018

    Mona Y. McCoy, 86, of Glasgow, Kentucky, formerly of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the NHC Healthcare in Glasgow.

    Father Lawrence J. (Larry) Gelthaus

    February 13th, 2018

    Father Lawrence J. (Larry) Gelthaus, age 60, pastor of two parishes, passed away on December 22, 2017.

    Marjorie Needham Bow

    February 13th, 2018

    Marjorie Needham Bow, age 86, and a resident of Monticello, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, January 28,2018 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.
    Marjorie was born in Burkesville, Kentucky

    Johnny Gail Vibbert

    February 13th, 2018

    Johnny Gail Vibbert, of Tompkinsville, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at his home in Tompkinsville, having attained the age of 64 years, 4 months, and 11 days.

    Evelyn Martin Kerr Finley

    February 13th, 2018

    Evelyn Martin Kerr Finley, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Pickett County Care and Rehabilitation Center in Byrdstown, Tennessee, having attained the age of 76 years, 11 months,

    Georgia Evelyn Meece

    February 5th, 2018

    Georgia Evelyn Meece, 93, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018. She was born in Cumberland County, Kentucky on April 22, 1924 to the late Luther and Eunice Riddle.

  • What’s Happening

    Violet Sue Pharris Spaulding

    Violet Sue Pharris Spaulding of Covington, Kentucky, formerly of Butler, Kentucky and Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at St.

    Webb Pierce Coe

    Webb Pierce Coe, age 64, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at his home.

    Regina Mae (Parrish) Jones

    Regina Mae (Parrish) Jones, age 84, of Burkesville, Kentucky, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2018 at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, Kentucky, having attained the age of 84 years and 11 days.

  • Twitter

  • Archives