States: Georgia: Long
Ludowici, GA - Lewis M. Groover, Jr., 62, passed away peacefully of natural causes, Sunday, February 26, 2006. He graduated from Mercer University in 1965 and from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1969. He returned to his native hometown of Ludowici, Ga. in 2000 to serve as Assistant District Attorney of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit, and became Chief Assistant in 2003. In this capacity, he provided sound leadership in overseeing the daily operation of the office, and was instrumental in maintaining credibility, and respect with local and state law enforcement agencies. He successfully handled many high-profile cases. Prior to this, he was a private practitioner in Atlanta, GA, concentrating in criminal defense, personal injury, domestic relations, contract law and general business litigation in both state and federal court. He was recognized by his colleagues and the judiciary as a powerful advocate for his clients. He argued manytimes before both the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. He was widely regarded by those in the legal profession as one of the finest oral advocates in the State. Mr. Groover was an ardent supporter of hunting-based conservation and developed a large circle of friends who shared his love of wildlife. He enjoyed nothing more than having his sons and friends gather on his property in Long Co. to share his beautiful hunting preserve. Among Lou's most admired traits were his unwavering loyalty to his family and friends, his diligent and effective work ethic and his passionate support of his friends in need. Survivors are two sons: Lewis M. Groover, III and Daniel H. Grooverd, both of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Nina Beth Schreider of of Atlanta, GA; an Aunt, Alma Mitcham of Ludowici, GA. He was predeceased by his grandparents, Corrie"Big Momma" and Leslie Mitcham and his parents, Norma and Lewis M. Groover, Sr. Memorial services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 4, 2006, from the Ludowici First Baptist Church with Rev. Eric Rentz and Rev. Marvin Leggett officiating with the Honor Guard of the Hinesville Police Department. Honorary pallbearers will be: members of the District Attorney's Office and law enforcement. Visitation will be 6 to 8 P. M. Friday from the Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home in Jesup, GA. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the American Heart Association, 7130 Hodgson-Memorial Dr. Suite 101, Savannah, GA 31406-1527. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home Jesup, GA Savannah Morning News March 1, 2006
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