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CRAMERTON - Stella Kephart Grooms, 100, formerly of Cramerton, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013, at Alexandria Place.
She was born in Murphy on Sept. 19, 1912, a daughter of the late Jack and Lydia Lovingood Kephart. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Chester McClelland Grooms; her beloved daughters, Peggy J. Grooms and Barbara G. Patton; and two brothers, Johnny and Lawson Kephart.
Stella was a longtime member of West Cramerton Baptist Church. She is survived by her son Anthony "Tony" M. Grooms of Dallas, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
A service celebrating Stella's life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at McLean Funeral Directors, Bumgardner Chapel.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be in Gaston Memorial Park.
Arrangements are with McLean Funeral Directors, Belmont. www.mcleanfuneral.com.
Published in Gaston Gazette from Apr. 27 to Apr. 29, 2013
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