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James Franklin Groves Published: Sunday, May 17, 2009 11:58 PM CDT DEPOY -- James
Franklin Groves, 68, of Depoy died at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Muhlenberg Community
Hospital in Greenville. He was born April 1, 1941, in Muhlenberg County. He was a truck driver at
a sawmill. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn Roberson Groves; his parents, Franklin and
Mary Groves; a sister, Carolyn Ann Groves; and three brothers, Lloyd Groves Sr., Bobby G. Groves
and Frankie A. Groves. Survivors include a brother, Ricky (Lora) Groves of Graham; five sisters,
Rebecca (Keith) Payton of Central City, Lavonne (Terry) Jones of Greenville, Martha Taylor of
Cottonwood, Ala., Ursley Groves of Dunmor and Dona (Ray) Gibson of Nortonville; and several
nieces and nephews. Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with
the Rev. Terry Groves officiating and the Rev. Andy Turner assisting. Burial will be in Lee Hill
Cemetery in Depoy. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Online condolences
can be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.