Address: Penland, NC
Date of Death: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Arrangements: Webb Funeral Home
Details: Grace Ledford DeGroat of Penland Road died on Tuesday, May 28th at the Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Spruce Pine. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and Nanny and a friend to all who knew her.
Grace was born on August 31, 1928 to the late Grover and Azaline Buchanan Ledford of Bakersville. She was also preceded in death by her late husband Jay DeGroat, who passed away in 1987, her beloved daughter Brenda Gail Blalock, and an infant son David Lee DeGroat. Helen Beaver, her best friend and cousin, whom she loved dearly, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. DeGroat is survived by two daughters, Geri Willis and husband Carmen, with whom she made her home for the past four years, and Carolyn Parsons and husband Charles of Three Mile and by one brother Arthur Ledford and wife Diane of Bakersville.
She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Tamara Fowler, Melinda Parker, Leslie Pollard, Ashley Carpenter, and Alyssa Parsons, along with 3 great-grandchildren and one on the way.
Grace was a member of Windom Baptist Church but attended Big Crabtree Baptist Church for the past few years. She loved her church family and pastor and always looked forward to their visits after she was unable to attend. She also loved her many friends in the Newdale community where she lived until her health began to decline. Grace was a delicious cook and always opened her home up to everyone. She loved to garden, can and attend to her beautiful flowers.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Thursday, May 30th, in the chapel of Webb Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 6:00 pm. with the Reverends Mike Rathbone and Larry Joe Greene officiating. Internment will immediately follow at Cane Creek Cemetery in Bakersville. Pallbearers will be Hugh Fowler, Jeffery Pollard, Jeremy Carpenter, Jim Webb, Daryl Wright and Clifford Ledford.
Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Ms. DeGroat’s name and then you may sign her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home in Spruce Pine, NC is assisting the DeGroat family.