Betty Groce

July 5, 1938 - December 17, 2016
Betty Groce

Betty Lynn West Groce (78) died Dec17, 2016 in the Keener Solace Center in Asheville, NC after an extended illness. She was born July 5, 1938 to W. L. West and his wife Bettie Shearin West of Roseboro NC. Betty had a happy childhood where she had many friends of whom she remained close. She was a graduate of Roseboro and a proud member of the Basketball team. She graduated from UNC Greensboro in 1960 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She attended graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill where she met her husband Edwin Groce. They were married June 2, 1962 in Roseboro, NC. Betty is survived by her husband of 54 years, Edwin Groce, of Hendersonville NC, daughter Amy Dyer of Fletcher, NC, and son David Groce (Rev Kelley Groce) of Greensboro, NC, three grandchildren, which she adored; Ashley and Aaron Dyer of Hendersonville and Meredith Groce of Greensboro, nephew Thomas West (Lynn) of Roseboro, niece Delwood Herrin (Jim) of Wilmington and four great nephews. Betty had a strong allegiance to the UNC Tarheels where several family members graduated, including; uncle (1900), Father (1925), brother (1950), nephew (1975), and great nephew (2000). Betty was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother (Nana) and planned and participated in several adventures with her grandchildren including; skydiving simulation, snow sledding, and many picnics to several parks. She was a strong Christian and loved her church and faith. She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville for 50 years, teaching and participating in outreach activities with her beloved Sunday School members. Her smiles, laughs, and love for others will be missed.


Service

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Visitation

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • December 19, 2016
    Lee Anne Martin lit a candle:
    Lit since December 19, 2016 at 12:19:35 PM

  • December 19, 2016
    Alton Connor says:
    Dear Groce Family ~ My heart goes out to each of you in the Homegoing of your precious wife, Mother and Nana! She was a precious lady that brought joy to everyone she came into contact with. It broke my heart when she became so ill almost two years ago because she was always so active and so full of love and life. I will always be so very thankful for the friendship she shared with my Mother. Please know that all of you are in my prayers and thoughts at this time and that I am so very sorry for your loss. I know your hearts are heavy, but I also know that you rejoice in knowing that she is out of her suffering now and is rejoicing in the presence of our Lord, and we have that promise that we will see her again one day. May His peace and grace sustain each of you in these days that lie ahead, especially here at this Christmas season. Thank you, Lord, for allowing my life to be touched and blessed by this wonderful Godly lady! None of us will ever forget her zest for life, her always smile and her special laugh ... She could brighten any day! With My Love, Prayers and Deepest Sympathy ~ Alton

  • December 19, 2016
    Carol Selvey says:
    I had the pleasure of working with Betty at Spearman Furniture many years ago. She was a true lady and a class act. My sympathy to the family.

  • December 19, 2016
    Mildred Connor says:
    I am so sorry about the loss of my dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time. I will always have many wonderful memories of Betty. Love and prayers to the family, Mildred

  • December 19, 2016
    Tom E. Orr says:
    Betty was a special person. Her smile brightened our world. She a good citizen and member of First Baptist