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Fitima Teague Groce

d. July 6, 2023

Siler City

Fitima Teague Groce of 3595 Silk Hope Road, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 6, 2023 after several months of declining health.

She was the daughter of the late Floyd Teague, Sr. and Julia Ann Perry Johnson Teague. She was the youngest of eight children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her three sisters, Mossie Woody, Estelle Harper, and Doris Collins; four brothers, Edward Johnson, Charles Avon Johnson, C.L. Johnson, and Floyd Teague, Jr.

Fitima is survived by her son, Wayne Groce and daughter-in-law Donna Groce.

She was a life long member of Sapling Ridge Global Methodist Church. She loved her Silk Hope friends and community. She was truly an entrepreneur, working for many years at Siler City Manufacturing as well as Kaysor Roth. Fatima was a poultry grower and was the owner and operator of Country Side Grill. She also enjoyed working in her yard and flower gardens.

Ms. Groce will lie in repose on Saturday, July 8, 2023 from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at Sapling Ridge Global Methodist Church with Rev. Jason Dickerson officiating. The family will receive friends at the family home.

Donations can be made to Sapling Ridge Global Methodist Cemetery Memorial Fund or the Silk Hope ACTS worship.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Lie in Repose

Saturday, July 8, 2023

12:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home

230 N Second Ave, SIler City, NC 27344

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Funeral Service

Sunday, July 9, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sapling Ridge United Methodist Cemetery

5016 Silk Hope Gum Spring Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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