Alline Deal Groce, age 89, of Fayetteville, TN passed away January 11, 2019, after a brief illness. She was a native of Moore County and the daughter of the late Oscar Andrew & Suzie Fanning Deal. She was a faithful wife to her husband, J.T. Groce, who passed away in 2002, and a good mother to her two sons. She was a member at the Northside Church of Christ.
Survivors include her two sons, William Terry Groce and Jerry Wayne Groce; four grandchildren, Susan Lynn Newnam, Rebecca Elise Mahon, Heather Brooke Leslie, and Brent Wilkes Groce; eight great-grandchildren, William Dean Kirk, Elise Taylor Mahon and Sydney Brook Mahon, Sarah Elise Kirk, Liam Thompson Leslie, Addison Raye Newnam, Heath Bradford Leslie, and Patrick Wilkes Groce; and three nieces and six nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Groce was preceded in death by her siblings, Virginia, Christine, Louise, Jean, Joe, and Peggy.
Funeral services will be conducted by Ronnie Thomas at Higgins Funeral Home 11 am on Monday, January 14, 2019. Visitation will be from 10 am to 11 am prior to the funeral on Monday. Internment will be at Booneville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Northside Church of Christ, 161 Shelbyville Hwy., Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.