Effingham, SC – Ava Kathryn Tanner Grooms, 68, passed away on Sunday April 25, 2021.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Swamp Baptist Church, 6558 Oates Hwy., Timmonsville, SC 29161. The family will have a time of visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. before the service. Social distancing will be observed. You are asked to please wear a mask.
Ava was born in the Indiantown Community of Williamsburg County, the daughter of the late Raymond and Wilma Stone Tanner. She was a graduate of Hemingway High School and Florence-Darlington Technical College. Before her retirement she was an employee of Vulcraft. Ava was a member of Lake Swamp Baptist Church. Over the years she enjoyed bowling, yoga, fishing, and crabbing at the beach.
Surviving are her husband of many years, A.“Sonny” Grooms; daughters, Laura Williams, Keri (Dave) Murray; son, Jimmy Grooms, three brothers, John E. (Elaine) Tanner, William (Sandra) Tanner, Carroll (Susie) Tanner and her two grandchildren, Madison Williams and Wesley Dease. She is preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Tanner Overcash.
Memorials may be made to Timmonsville Rescue Squad, P O Box 9, Timmonsville, SC 29161 or McLeod Foundation, C/O McLeod Hospice, P O Box 100551, Florence, SC 29501.
You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.laytonandersonfh.com
Layton-Anderson Funeral Home, 4210 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC 29501.
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