Funeral services for Fay Nell Richey Groves, 82, of Grand Prairie, formerly of Hopkins County, will be held Tuesday, May 12, at the Turnpike Church of Christ in Grand Prairie at 10 a.m. A graveside service will follow in Pine Forest Cemetery at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.
Visitation will be at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home in Grand Prairie on Monday, May 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 pm.
Mrs. Groves died May 6 at an Arlington nursing home.
Fay Nell Richey Groves was born July 17, 1926, to Hurley and Alice Bradford Richey in Pine Forest, Texas.
She married Ray Groves, also of Hopkins County, in Dallas on September 9, 1944.
Mrs. Groves attended Pickton schools and graduated from Sulphur Springs High School. She worked at LTV from 1948-1989 as a materials specialist. She was a member of the Turnpike Church of Christ in Grand Prairie, where she was active in Ladies Bible Class as well as "39ers senior adults group.” After her retirement, she became an avid quilter like her mother and produced 20 heirloom quilts. With her sewing group she made trips to quilt shows in Iowa, Tennessee and Texas. She enjoyed nature and provided a haven for birds, butterflies and squirrels in her back yard.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheryl Hearne of Graford and Carol Goodson of Arlington; five grandchildren, Tammy Maxey of Murphy, Dana Kemp of Wichita, Kansas, Adrianne Goodson of Mansfield, Matt Goodson of Arlington, and Wendy Ewest of Pullman, Washington; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Buddy Richey of Santa Fe, N.M.; two sisters, Dorothy Newkirk of Sulphur Springs and Peggy Hampton of Terrell; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one daughter, Robin Groves Gill; her parents; five brothers, CJ Richey, Audy Richey, Foy Richey, Darwin Richey and BC Richey; two sisters, Ruby Maddox and Loretta Fleming; one granddaughter, Gloria Hearne; and one great-granddaughter, Emma Maxey.
Her family requests no flowers. Donations may be made to the following organizations: Pine Forest Cemetery Assn., 3673 FM 269, Pickton, TX 75471; Foster's Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, TX 76401; or to the American Cancer Society.
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