Betty Groton


Mrs. Betty Sandra Farlow Groton, 79, wife of W.R. “Bobby” Groton and a resident of Painter, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2024, at her residence. A native of Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late David William Farlow Sr. and the late Virginia Morris Farlow. She was a homemaker and a member of Central High School Girls Club and Maranatha Baptist Church.

In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by a daughter, Angela Joel Parks, of Painter; three brothers, Donald Farlow and family, David Farlow and his wife, Catherine, and family, and Keith Farlow and family; and her grand pup, Ryder. She was predeceased by her son, Rod Groton.

A graveside service will be conducted Saturday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at Belle Haven Cemetery with the Rev. Charlene Harris officiating. Family will join friends Friday evening, May 31, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc., 1016 W. Jackson Blvd. #1073, Chicago, IL 60607; Painter Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 275, Painter, VA 23420; or to a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore.

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