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.