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Dr. John Perry Groce
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Dr. John Perry Groce of Whitesburg, Ga. went peacefully to his heavenly home on November 22, 2017. John was born in Society Hill, Alabama on October 29, 1928 to the late John Perry and Dossie Brown Groce. He resided there until enrolling in Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University). He graduated in 1952 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. He served in the United States Army at Fort McPherson in Atlanta, GA. in the mid 1950’s. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his two sisters Laura Belle Groce Godfrey and Francis Groce Farris, and his former wife Dorothy Jean Thomas Groce. He is survived by his wife Ginger Lawhon Groce, daughter Lori LaBelle Groce Hightower (Cody), granddaughter Luella LaBelle Hightower, daughter Patricia Elaine Groce Johnson (Mark), grandsons Brett M. Johnson (Ashleigh), John K. Johnson, great grandchildren Bryson T. Johnson, Kaylee F. Johnson, and Evelyn C. Johnson. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Visitation will be held November 24, 2017 (5 to 8 pm) and funeral service will be November 25, 2017 at 11 am at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel in Carrollton, GA. Interment service will be conducted at Society Hill Baptist Church at the community cemetery in Society Hill, Alabama. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117





11:00 AM
Martin & Hightower Funeral Home

1312 South Park Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Interment will follow in Society Hill Community Cemetery in Macon County, Alabama


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