Raymond C. Groves
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                   RAYMOND C. GROVES

 Raymond Chester Groves, 99, of Craigsville, WV passed
away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Glasgow Nursing
and Rehabilitation Center.  Born June 22, 1918 at Deer
Creek, he was a son of the late Luther and Cora Arthur
Groves.  He was also preceded in death by his wife,
Frances A. Groves; four brothers, Carl, Thomas, Luther,
Jr., and David Groves; and by three sisters, Margaret
Ritter, Genevieve Spencer, and Sylvia Amick.
 He was a member of the Mt. Zion United Methodist
Church at Nettie, a US Army veteran, was a retired truck
driver who hauled Studebakers, was a former employee
of the WV DOH, and a cabinet worker of Raygold Cabinet
 Survivors include his daughter, Patricia and her
husband Sherley Morris of Craigsville; one son, Raymond
Groves, II, and his wife, Bev of Albion, IN; two brothers,
Herbie Groves and Kenneth Groves, both of Nettie; one
sister, Imajean Price of Mt. Hope;  grandchildren, Michelle
Barton, Rodney Hurd, Rhonda, Lori, and Matt Groves;  
and seven great grandchildren; and a host of other family
and friends.
 Funeral services with military honors will be held at 2:00
p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2018 in the Mt. Zion United
Methodist Church at Nettie with Pastor Paul Mateer
officiating.  In keeping with his wish he will cremated after
the services and the cremains will be interred in the
Fairview Cemetery at Nettie under the direction of the
White Funeral Home at Summersville.
 Friends may call at the church on Monday one-hour
prior to the funeral services.
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