91 year old Valeria Groom Evans of Liberty died Thursday morning at the Webb House Retirement Center. She was a homemaker and was a retired educator at DeKalb West School. She was also a member of Salem Baptist Church. The funeral will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Mark Wade will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Love-Cantrell Funeral Home and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the service time at 10:30 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church. Evans was preceded in death by her husband, John Odum Evans; parents, Nathaniel and Alta Powell Groom; six sisters, Hazel Sandlin, Mildred Groom, Avanell Fuson, Claudine Malone, Anita Pettway, Edwina Saddler; and a brother, Truitt Groom. Survivors include a son, Doyle Evans of Liberty. Grandchildren, Tara and Joe Beck of Wisconsin, Bryan Evans and Gwen and Clay Dyer both of Murfreesboro. Great grandchildren, Collin, Drew and Nate Dyer all of Murfreesboro, Alex, Miriam, Aaron and Ethan Beck all of Wisconsin. Sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Groom of Liberty. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Salem Baptist Church Library or Cemetery.
Valeria Groom Evans
Aug 9 2012