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Paul Robert Groves

McDonough, Georgia

Apr 20, 1936 – Aug 29, 2020 (Age 84)


April 20, 1936
August 29, 2020
McDonough, Georgia


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Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors - McDonough Obituary

Paul Robert Groves, 84, died Saturday, August 29, 2020, from Covid-19 and complications from Covid-19, at Piedmont Fayette Hospital.

He was born April 20, 1936, in Warsaw, Kentucky, the son of Earnest Groves and Mildred Groves Ball. Stepfather, Joseph Thomas Ball.

Paul Graduated in 1954 from Gallatin County High School, Warsaw, Kentucky.

He served, 1955 to 1958, in the United States Air Force as Staff Sergeant (Crew Chief).

After the Air Force, he went to work for Delta Airlines and retired after 31 years of service.

On January 21, 1962, He married Shirley Darlene Jacobus in Warsaw, Kentucky.

They later settled in Georgia, where they enjoyed their life with three children.

Paul was a past member of the Morrow First United Methodist Church and current member of First Christian Church of Stockbridge (The Bridge), where he enjoyed greeting people every Sunday.

In addition to his parents and stepfather, he was predeceased by a brother, William Parker Groves.

Surviving in addition to his wife, son, Paul Duane Groves and spouse, Ronald Cris Groves, Delray Beach FL.

Daughter, Lea Anne Hammonds, and spouse, John Anthony Hammonds, Stockbridge, GA.

Son, Daniel Wiley Groves, and spouse Kimberly Roberts Groves, Locust Grove, Ga.

Granddaughter, Ashley Hope Baudry, Sugar Land, TX.

Grandson, Andrew Jordan Hammonds, Coronado Naval Base San Diego, CA.

Granddaughter, Gabrielle Marie Groves, Augusta, Ga.

Great-Grandchild, Abner Ellis Baudry, Sugar Land, TX.

Sister, Ernestine Creech, Marion, IA.

Sister, Bette Mayes, Bridgeville, DE.

Brother, Carl Ball, and spouse, Wilma Ball, Bella Vista, AR.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 3, 2020, from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Christian Church of Stockbridge

 (The Bridge)

102 Valley Hill Road

Stockbridge, Ga. 30281

A Service of remembrance will be following visitation by Ministers Greg Lee, Philip Kouns and Nick Hersey at church, 3:00 pm.

(Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we understand if you are ill, quarantine, or isolated and cannot attend the visitation or funeral. If you feel comfortable participating in visitation and funeral, mask required and social distancing. Mask will be provided if you do not have one.)

Interment will be at Georgia National Cemetery at a later date.

(Immediate Family only at gravesite due to Covid-19 guidelines.)

 Pallbearers, John Hammonds, Jordan Hammonds

Gavin Minor, Nolan Minor, Newt Walden, and Steve Keyser.

Donations of Flowers to be delivered:

Cannon-Cleveland Funeral Directors

2580 Ga-42, McDonough, Ga. 30253

Sympathy Cards to be sent:

Shirley Groves and Family

35 Gail Court, Stockbridge, Ga. 30281.

Remembrance donations for Paul Roberts Groves

First Christian Church of Stockbridge

(The Bridge)

102 Valley Hill Road, Stockbridge, Ga. 30281

Johnson University (Tennessee Campus)


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A Special thanks for providing the family with hospitality and support.

First Christian Church of Stockbridge

Glen Haven Baptist Church

Momentum Christian Church

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Some people you meet and you can see God's spirit alive in them. Paul and Shirley have always been there for all of us. I probably did not know him as well as many of you, but he always had a smile and a hello for everyone. He will be greatly missed. Shirley I hope you know that if you ever need anything you can call on us and hopefully we will be able to help. Love you! Denise

Paul was such a calming influence on everyone who entered the church. I called him the greeter with love.

We are so sorry for your loss, we have known your family for a very long time and have fond memories of our years together at Morrow United Methodist Church. May you find comfort in God's Love and Strength during this difficult time. Sincerely, Judy & Billy Wyatt

May the God of all comfort comfort you.

Living Spirit Dishgarden

I worked with Paul for a number of years when I first started at Delta.He always took every Friday off to head to Lake Altoona I was always so jealous. He was a great mentor to me on how to have a Happy Life Enjoy Work and Love your family . . He was a true Christian Man and Devoted to his family. I hope you always remember the good this man brought to all he met . . Time can heal but the pain you have right now is hard to understand. God Bless you all if I can ever help out with anything I...

Paul was a kind caring person. He was a good family man and husband. He was dedicated to his faith. May he have everlasting peace. He will certainly be missed by us all. Prayers for his family.

You will be missed by so many people. Prayers for you beautiful family.

This saddens us but we know he is whole and happy. A wonderful, quiet man. He helped Shirley make a difference in many lives. Bud and I love him and Shirley very much!