Richard S. GroomsCROSS - Mr. Richard Stephen Grooms, 78, of Cross widower of Liz S. Grooms, died Friday, August 5, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Avinger Funeral Home with Rev. Janice Mabey officiating. Burial will follow in the Jeffers-Grooms Cemetery, SC Hwy. 311, Cross. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service at 10 a.m. Mr. Grooms was born in Cross, a son of the late Moultrie Grooms and Rosa Lee Chubb Grooms. He was a graduate of Cross High School and an Army veteran. Mr. Grooms retired after over forty years as a shipping clerk from Westvaco, and he was a life-long member of Black Creek United Methodist Church. Surviving are daughters, Patty Lussier (Todd) of Cross, and Sharon Kizer (Murray) of Harleyville; sons, Steve Grooms of Mt. Pleasant, and Wally Grooms (Cindy) of Cross; a sister, Ayler Caldwell of Cragford, Ala.; a brother, Alec Grooms (Louise) of Orangeburg; grandchildren, Brian Bishop, Ricky Bishop, Scott W. Grooms, and Taylor Kizer; great-granddaughters, Hayden and Ryleigh Bishop; and a special friend, Nancy B. Mills. Memorials may be made to Jeffers-Grooms Cemetery Trust, C/O First National Bank of SC, PO Box 38, Holly Hill, SC or Hospice of Charleston, 4975 LaCross Road, Suite 200 North Charleston, SC 29406.