Floyd Owens Groah, 90, of Raphine died Jan. 6

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Floyd Owens Groah, 90, of Raphine, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, at Augusta Medical Center in Fishersville.

Born Sept. 9, 1928, in Rockbridge County, he was a son of the late Ollie Houston Groah and Maggie Campbell Groah.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elestine Frances Fitzgerald Groah; infant daughter; son, Bobby Groah; daughter, Angie Sandridge; and a grandson, Zachary Groah.

He was a member of the Marlbrook Baptist Church. Along with being a brilliant story teller, he always had a tune to sing.  He loved his church, and spending time with family and friends, but the greatest love of his life was his wife "Stene."

Surviving are three sons, Danny Groah and wife Joanne, Timmy Groah and wife Debbie, and Tony Groah and wife Penny; three daughters, Robin Ogden and husband Rader, Cherrie Steele and husband Eddie, and Paula Weeks and husband Ronnie; brother, Frances "Cotton" Groah; 15 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Marlbrook Baptist Church with Pastor Rader Ogden, the Rev. John Tilley and the Rev. Larry Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Marlbrook Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beacon of Truth Baptist Ministries, P.O. Box 6979, Florence, SC 29502.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

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