Joseph B. “Jake” Grooms, Jr

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Death 6 Sep 2007 (aged 85)
Burial Carrollton, Carroll County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 147922239 · View Source
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Times-Georgian (Carrollton, GA) - Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mr. Joseph B. "Jake" Grooms Jr., age 85, of Powder Springs, formerly of Carrollton, died Thursday, September 6, 2007.

Mr. Grooms was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on July 17, 1922, the son of the late Joseph B. Grooms Sr. and Dovie Allen Grooms. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Adult Friendship Sunday School class, where he taught Sunday school for more than 50 years, and a past president of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, having served in the Pacific during World War II, and the retired owner of Westside Hardware.

Survivors include his wife, Melba Williams Grooms; daughter, Glenda G. Davis, of Newnan, John M. and Carol Grooms, of Calhoun; six grandchildren, Rob and Stephanie Davis, Ellen and Matt Jenkins, Bill Davis, Stephanie and Matt Tallent, Jennie and Jonathan Coker, Amanda Grooms; four great-grandchildren, Page, Zack, Katie Belle Davis and Ally Tallent; and sister, Shirley Love, and brother, John T. Grooms, both of Charlotte, N.C. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother; two sisters; and a son-in-law, Greg Davis.

Funeral services will be Saturday, September 8, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Almon Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Holt officiating. Music will be provided by Pat Reynolds and Jack Burr.

Pallbearers will be Rob Davis, Bill Davis, Matt Jenkins, Matt Tallent, Jonathan Coker and John Williams. The Adult Friendship Sunday School class will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family received friends at the funeral home September 7 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Group of Carroll County, P.O. Box 1273, Carrollton, GA 30112.

Interment will be in Carroll Memory Gardens.

Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at

Almon Funeral Home, Carrollton.

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