June 13, 2019
95 year old Mary Ruth Groom of Liberty passed away Thursday at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital. She was a devout member of Salem Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher. She was also a homemaker. The funeral will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Don Mathis and Thurman Seber will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. She was preceded in death by her husband Truitt Groom; parents, Bryant and Vesta Armstrong; and sisters, Beulah Johnson and Juanita Owen. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Jane Groom of Smithville; granddaughters, Amanda and David Johnson of Lascassas and Emily and Kurt Watson of Murfreesboro; great grandchildren, Thomas Michael Johnson and Shelby Jane Johnson of Lascassas and Lillian Watson and Everett Watson of Murfreesboro; brother, Del and Jean Armstrong of Murfreesboro; sister, Velma and Joe Turner of Auburntown. Many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins also survive. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In addition to flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mrs. Groom to the Salem Baptist Church or to a charity of your choice.