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Mrs. Daisy T. Groom

06/20/1927 - 06/08/2015

Obituary for Mrs. Daisy T. Groom

Mrs. Daisy Bell Tarver Groom was born June 20, 1927 to the late Mr. Abe Tarver and Mrs. Daisy Sanders Tarver in Barbour County, Alabama. She made her transition on June 8, 2015. Mrs. Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Willie Groom; son, Joelet Upshaw, Jr.; daughter, Willie Bell Upshaw; two sons-in-law, Willie Joe Sanders and Louis V. Reese, III. Mrs. Daisy grew up in Comer, Alabama. At an early age, she joined The Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church. She was educated in the Barbour County School System. Mrs. Daisy was a mother to the entire neighborhood. She raised many children, black and white. She was known for her, cooking, gardening, fishing, sewing and watching the Atlanta Braves. The Atlanta Braves manager, Bobby Cox sent her an autographed ball that read “to Daisy, your friend Bobby Cox #6.” Mrs. Daisy leaves to cherish her memory a devoted family, four daughters, Recie Sanders, Vinnie Upshaw-Reese, Lillie (Stanley) Powell and Villie Payne; one son, Joseph (Barber) Groom; one sister, Mrs. Ella Haynes of Haine City, FL; one brother, Mr. Walter Tarver of Miami, FL; Sixteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren; special niece, Mattie Thomas; special nephews, Eugene Haynes and Otis Tarver; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Grissom-Clark F.H. 404-373-3191.

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