Rebecca Bohannon Groves

Oct. 13, 1933-July 23, 2022


Rebecca Bohannon Groves, affectionately known as “Becky” to family and friends, passed away July 23, 2022, at Life Care Center of Sparta.

Becky was born Oct. 13, 1933, in the Eastland community of White County. She was one of 13 children born to James Franklin Bohannon and Beulah Dunn Bohannon.

Becky graduated from White County High School, in 1952. She went on to work at Rich-Schwartz, in Nashville; WSMT in Sparta; Mallory Controls for 25 years; and later worked for her good friend, Gloria Judd Adcock, at Big J Jewelry.

Becky loved to cook, host dinner parties, and collect hummingbird figurines. Becky always had an eye for fashion, and, if you knew Becky, you knew she loved her red lipstick and red fingernails. She even acquired the nickname “Revlon Red.” Becky was a member of Findlay United Methodist Church, the Red Hat Club, and Sparta Women’s Renaissance Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William C. Rufus, Quill, Archie, James, George, Leslie, Lewis, Harry; and sisters, Beulah McMahan, Nannie Cook, Mary Ann Bohannon.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and one sister-in-law, Beverly Bohannon.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., July 26, 2022, at Sparta First United Methodist Church, with burial in Eastland Cemetery. Ken Wallace and Bro. Hyeon Hong will officiate. The family will receive friends 4-8 p.m., July 25, at the church.

Pallbearers will be William Franklin Bohannon, Brock Cooper, Greg Bohannon, Mike White, Corey Sunday, and Todd Bohannon.

Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.