HR306: Celebrating the life of Martha Ann McCroskey Groves.


HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 306
Celebrating the life of Martha Ann McCroskey Groves.

 

Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 27, 2015

 

WHEREAS, Martha Ann McCroskey Groves, a native of Benhams and the longtime owner of Misty’s Florist in the Tri-Cities, a woman of faith, and a devoted wife and mother, died on October 29, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Martha Groves grew up on a family farm in Washington County and opened Misty’s Florist in 1980; she delighted in greeting everyone who entered the business and was determined to provide outstanding customer service; and

WHEREAS, under Martha Groves’ careful supervision, Misty’s Florist won many awards, including being named “Best Florist” in the Tri-Cities several times; the company also was named Florist of the Year and was recognized by Teleflora, a floral wire service company, for recording the most sales nationally; and

WHEREAS, in August 2014, Martha Groves expanded her business operations by opening a second florist shop, in Abingdon; and

WHEREAS, Martha Groves was a supporter and honorary member of the Future Farmers of America chapter at John S. Battle High School in Washington County; she enjoyed spending time with the students and attended the club’s annual banquet each year; and

WHEREAS, companionship and family were dear to Martha Groves and she especially enjoyed playing Rook with friends and loved ones; she was a woman of faith who was a charter member of Franklin Chapel; and

WHEREAS, Martha Groves will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her children, Deborah, Elmer, and Robert, and their families; and by many other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Martha Ann McCroskey Groves, owner of Misty’s Florist in the Tri-Cities, a woman of faith, and a devoted wife and mother; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Martha Ann McCroskey Groves as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for her memory.

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 306

Offered February 25, 2015
Celebrating the life of Martha Ann McCroskey Groves.
Patron-- Pillion

WHEREAS, Martha Ann McCroskey Groves, a native of Benhams and the longtime owner of Misty’s Florist in the Tri-Cities, a woman of faith, and a devoted wife and mother, died on October 29, 2014; and

WHEREAS, Martha Groves grew up on a family farm in Washington County and opened Misty’s Florist in 1980; she delighted in greeting everyone who entered the business and was determined to provide outstanding customer service; and

WHEREAS, under Martha Groves’ careful supervision, Misty’s Florist won many awards, including being named “Best Florist” in the Tri-Cities several times; the company also was named Florist of the Year and was recognized by Teleflora, a floral wire service company, for recording the most sales nationally; and

WHEREAS, in August 2014, Martha Groves expanded her business operations by opening a second florist’s shop, in Abingdon; and

WHEREAS, Martha Groves was a supporter and honorary member of the Future Farmers of America chapter at John S. Battle High School in Washington County; she enjoyed spending time with the students and attended the club’s annual banquet each year; and

WHEREAS, companionship and family were dear to Martha Groves and she especially enjoyed playing Rook with friends and loved ones; she was a woman of faith who was a charter member of Franklin Chapel; and

WHEREAS, Martha Groves will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by her children, Deborah, Elmer, and Robert, and t heir families; and by many other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Martha Ann McCroskey Groves, owner of Misty’s Florist in the Tri-Cities, a woman of faith, and a devoted wife and mother; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Martha Ann McCroskey Groves as an expression of the House of Delegates’ respect for her memory.