Mrs. Shirley J. Grooms McGaha Williams

Mrs. Shirley J. Grooms McGaha Williams

Mrs. Shirley Jean Grooms McGaha Williams, age 73, of Newport, formerly of Cosby, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019, at U.T. Medical Center in Knoxville.

She was a member of Caton’s Grove United Methodist Church. She was an avid reader and collector of books.

She was preceded in death by her husband Grady Williams; parents John and Queenie Grooms; three sisters and two brothers.

Survivors include her children Paula (Brett) Ogle, Michael McGaha (Leslie), Ricky McGaha and Tonya McGaha Sagraves; grandchildren John Rogers, Jr., Ricky McGaha, Jr., Matthew Adam Weeks, Haley Helton, Sarah Hall, Julie McGaha, Ty Way and Tia Way; great-grandchildren Hunter McGaha and Rekkr Hall. Additional survivors include brothers Johnny Grooms, Terry Grooms and Lawrence Grooms and sister Hazel Sutton.

The funeral service was held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, June 12, 2019, in the Costner-Maloy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Roy Phillips officiating. Family and friends will meet at 9:45 a.m. Thursday morning at Ogle Hill Cemetery for the 10:00 a.m. interment.

The family will receive friends from 5:00--7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Costner-Maloy prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Smoky Mountain Elementary School Library, c/o Smoky Mountain Elementary School, 135 TN-32, Cosby, Tennessee 37722.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Costner-Maloy.