- Category: Obituaries
- Published on 05 October 2011
- Written by Mount Vernon Optic-Herald
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Funeral services for Jo Porter Groom, age 66 of Mount Vernon, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 at Harvey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Lynch Cemetery with Richard Rutledge and Floyd Kaiser officiating.
Mrs. Groom was born April 29, 1945 in Lone Oak,Tex., to Henry Jacks and Odessa Henderson.
She died Monday, Oct. 3 at her residence. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Porter in 1989 and her second husband, Billy Frank Groom in 2009.
She is survived by four children, Andrea Weatherford and Brian Porter of Mount Vernon, Todd Porter of Trenton, and Nechia Nowlin of Leonard; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, three sisters, Wilma Hulsey of Paris, Mary Ellen Lambert of Greenville, and Sally Burkett of Greenville; and two brothers, James Jacks of Sulphur Springs and Mike Jacks of Grapevine.
Pallbearers will be Jim Porter, Steve Nix, Ben Evans, Tyler Banister, Murray Blair, and Larry Smith.