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Mr. Willie Van (Bee) Groce, Cumberland Co., KY (1931-2012)

He was a respected farmer of the Peytonsburg, Cumberland County, KY community and a member of the Red Banks United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He leaves four direct living descendants.
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Mr. Willie Van "Bee" Groce, age 81, of the Peytonsburg Community of Cumberland County, Kentucky passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 11amCT, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 N. Main Street, Burkesville, KY. Burial will follow in the Groce Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 5pmCT. Friday, May 11, 2012 until service time on Saturday.

Mr. Willie Van (Bee) Groce, Cumberland Co., KY (1931-2012)

He was born on Sunday, April 19, 1931 in Cumberland County, KY, the son of Richard "Capp" and Cora Jones Groce. He died Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY, at the age of 81 years, 20 days.

He was a member of Red Banks United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War, and a farmer.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Odell Groce, James Groce, Albert Groce, Ted Groce; his sisters, Emma Capps, Mary Capps, and Nellie Spears.

He is survived by wife, Aira Riddle Groce of the Peytonsburg, KY, and the following:
  • His children: Larry (and Shelly) Groce of Indianapolis, IN; Gary Groce of Peytonsburg, IN; and Victoria "Vicky" (and Jeff) Avery of Peytonsburg, KY

  • His grandson: Chris Groce
Professional service provided by Norris-New Funeral Home, 601 North Main Street, Burkesville, KYOnline condolences, guestbook

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Mr. Willie Van (Bee) Groce, Cumberland Co., KY (1931-2012)

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Mr. Willie Van (Bee) Groce, Cumberland Co., KY (1931-2012)

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