(GRAHAM) Betty Capehart Grooms, 90, of Graham passed Jan. 2, 2022.

Visitation with family will be at Rainwater Funeral Home in Bowdon, Ga., from 3 to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, Jan. 6.

Bethlehem-Campground United Methodist Church in Graham will hold her funeral at 1 p.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 7.

She was born Nov. 15, 1931, to the late James Ezra "Buddy" Cosper and the late Ila Ward Cosper. Her father farmed in Alabama and Georgia while raising their six children. Betty loved teaching herself to play piano and memorizing many Cokesbury hymns. She very much enjoyed running, so playing basketball on her high-school team was her fun. While in high school, she met Hoyt Junior Capehart of Woodland on a blind date (with her sister, Jackie Cosper and Bovard Rampy). They married and moved to Atlanta for Junior's jobs at General Motors and Southern Bell, and 44 years of homemaking, sewing, chaperoning band trips/camps, and serving at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church in Doraville, Ga., followed. After 30 years service at Southern Bell, they retired in 1982 and moved back to Graham (where years of gardens and a few rows of cotton became their norm) until Junior passed in April 1990. Betty spent much time with her mother and family while living in Graham. Betty's mother, Ila, kept telling her about her "fix-it man Ed." After many months, she convinced them toward one another. Betty and Ed quickly became each others' favorite and soon married (with all their children by them) in 1992. Amidst years of Ed's fixing anything for anybody anywhere at anytime, life was very full raising and breeding horses and having grandkids visit. Ed became a United Methodist Church local pastor (serving many churches over their 29-year marriage). Betty enjoyed serving with with him in many church ministries: feeding the needy, visiting and studying in local prisons, having weekly singalongs and worship at many assisted-living homes. It was their way to give back and show His love to all. Health issues crept in and soon retiring from their full-time ministry was needed.

Betty is survived by her husband, Ed Grooms of Graham; two daughters, Connie Capehart Testement (Larry) of Braselton, Ga. and sons James Testement of Gainesville, Ga., and Spencer Testement of Atlanta, and Susan Capehart Kirkman (Charles) of Lawrenceville, Ga., and daughter, Channing Kirkman of Decatur, Ga.; niece, Pansy Rampy Williamson (Ken) of Melburne, Fla., and son, Derrick Williamson of Jacksonville, Fla., and daughter, Heather Rampy Ricks (Matt) of Cocoa Beach, Fla., and her daughters, Marissa and Sophia; brothers, James Cosper (Kay) of Hampton, Ga., and his sons, Phil Cosper (Tammy) of Buford, Ga., Michael Cosper (Kerrie) of Covington, Ga., and Marty Cosper (Tonya) of Baghdad, Ky., Willis Cosper (Barbra) of McDonough, Ga., and his sons, David Cosper (Tracy) of Talbot, Tenn., and Jon Cosper (Michelle) of Jackson, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Barbara Cosper and Jean Cosper and her daughter, Cindy Brown, all of Bowdon, Ga. She is also survived by Ed's four children, Gib Grooms of Bowdon, his sons, Josh (Allison) of Carrollton, Ga., Brantley (Leah) of Bowdon; Doug Grooms (Denise) of Carrollton, his son, Dusty (Taylor) of Bowdon and daughters, Denae Grooms Elliott and Dani Grooms of Carrollton; Gina Grooms Brown (Rodney "RB") of Carrollton and her sons, Drew Roberts of Carrollton and Taylor Roberts of Atlanta, RB's son, Noah Brown (Sarah) and daughter, Rachel Brown of Bremen, Ga., and Eric Grooms (Natalie) and sons, Nate and Graycen. Betty and Ed were blessed with 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her baby brother, Albert Ward Cosper; twin brothers, James Jerry and Ezra Terry Cosper; and sister, Jackie Cosper Rampy.

Personal friend and retired Baptist minister Paul Widner will lovingly officiate Betty's life celebration alongside UMC/retired local pastor, Ed Grooms. Her pallbearers will be her cherished grandsons: James and Spencer Testement, Dusty, Josh, Brantley, Nate and Graycen Grooms, and Drew and Taylor Roberts.

Betty requested donations be designated to the Sibley Heart Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Inc. in lieu of flowers. Donations can be mailed to:_Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation,_1575 NE Expressway,_Atlanta, GA 30329.

The entire family thanks the doctors and nurses at both Wedowee Emergency and Tanner Medical Center, many church friends, extended family and neighbors for their love, care and prayers for their treasured mother, Nana Betty throughout her life. She deeply loved them well and will stay in all their hearts, guiding them by her legacy.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.rainwaterfuneralhome.com.

Rainwater Funeral Home, Bowdon.

Betty Grooms

Mrs. Betty Capehart Grooms of Graham, Alabama passed on January 2, 2022 at the age of 90. She was born November 15, 1931 to the late James Ezra (Buddy) Cosper and the late Ila Ward Cosper. Her father farmed in Alabama and Georgia while raising their six children.

Betty loved teaching herself to play piano and memorizing many Cokesbury hymns. She very much enjoyed running, so playing basketball on her high-school team was her fun.

While in high school, she met Hoyt Junior Capehart of Woodland Alabama on a blind date (with her sister, Jackie Cosper & Bovard Rampy). They married and moved to Atlanta for Junior's jobs at General Motors and Southern Bell, and 44 years of homemaking, sewing, chaperoning band trips/camps, and serving at Winters Chapel United Methodist Church in Doraville, Georgia followed. After 30 years service at Southern Bell, they retired in 1982 and moved back to Graham, Alabama (where years of gardens and a few rows of cotton became their norm) until Junior passed in April, 1990.

Betty spent much time with her mother and family while living in Graham. Betty's mother, Ila, kept telling her about her "fixit man Ed". After many months she convinced them toward one another. Betty and Ed quickly became each others' favorite and soon married (with all their children by them) in 1992. Amidst years of Ed's fixing anything for anybody anywhere at anytime, life was very full raising and breeding horses and having grandkids visit. Ed became a United Methodist Church local pastor (serving many churches over their 29-year marriage).

Betty enjoyed serving with with him in many church ministries: feeding the needy, visiting and studying in local prisons, having weekly singalongs and worship at many assisted-living homes. It was their way to give back and show His love to all. Health issues crept in and soon retiring from their full-time ministry was needed.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her baby brother, Albert Ward Cosper; her twin brothers James Jerry and Ezra Terry Cosper; & her sister, Jackie Cosper Rampy.

Betty is survived by her husband Ed Grooms (Graham) and her two daughters: Connie Capehart Testement (husband Larry, Braselton) & sons James Testement [Gainesville] & Spencer Testement [Atlanta]), and Susan Capehart Kirkman (husband, Charles, Lawrenceville) & daughter Channing Kirkman [Decatur]).

Betty's niece, Pansy Rampy Williamson (husband, Ken, Melburne, FL; son, Derrick Williamson, Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Heather Rampy Ricks (husband, Matt, Cocoa Beach, FL; daughters, Marissa & Sophia). Her brothers, James Cosper (wife, Kay, Hampton; Sons: Phil Cosper [wife, Tammy, Buford]; Michael Cosper [wife, Kerrie, Covington] & Marty Cosper [wife, Tonya, Baghdad, KY]).

Willis Cosper (wife, Barbra, McDonough); sons, David Cosper [wife, Tracy, Talbot, TN] and Jon Cosper [wife , Michelle,Jackson, GA]).

Sisters-in-Law, Barbara Cosper and Jean Cosper [daughter, Cindy Brown] all of Bowdon.

She is also survived by Ed's four children: Gib Grooms, Bowdon (sons, Josh [wife, Allison, Carrollton], Brantley (wife, Leah, Bowdon); Doug Grooms (wife, Denise, Carrollton), son, Dusty (wife, Taylor, Bowdon); daughters Denae Grooms Elliott and Dani Grooms, Carrollton); Gina Grooms Brown (husband, Rodney (RB), Carrollton), sons, Drew Roberts, Carrollton and Taylor Roberts (Atlanta). RB's son, Noah Brown (wife, Sarah) & daughter, Rachel Brown, Bremen); Eric Grooms [wife, Natalie] sons Nate & Graycen.

Betty and Ed were blessed with 13 great grandchildren.

Visitation with family will be at Rainwater Funeral Home in Bowdon, Georgia from 3:00 till 5:00 PM (Georgia Time) on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Bethlehem-Campground United Methodist Church in Graham, Alabama will hold her funeral at 1:00 PM (Georgia time) on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Personal friend & retired Baptist minister Paul Widner will be lovingly officiating Betty's life celebration alongside UMC/retired local pastor, Ed Grooms. Her pallbearers will be her cherished grandsons: James & Spencer Testement; Dusty, Josh, Brantley, Nate & Graycen Grooms; Drew & Taylor Roberts.

Betty requested donations be designated to the Sibley Heart Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. in lieu of flowers. Donations can be mailed to:_Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation_1575 Northeast Expressway_Atlanta, GA 30329

Our entire family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at both Wedowee Emergency and Tanner Medical Center, many church friends, extended family and neighbors for their love, care and prayers for our treasured mother, Nana Betty throughout her life. She deeply loved us well and will stay in all our hearts, guiding us by her legacy.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.rainwaterfuneralhome.com.

Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.