Gertrude Bruton

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"Granny" Bruton

Asheville - Gertrude "Granny" Kilgo Bruton of 9 Churchhill Rd. departed this life June 2, 2014. A native of Mars Hill she was a resident of Asheville for most of her adult life.

Surviving are her children, Oralene G. Simmons, Anthony Kilgo and Lonnie Kilgo; sister, Charlotte Dula; daughters of her heart, Gwen Cradle and Mary Smith; 28 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, step daughters, step sons; special pet, her "baby"Lena; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kelly and Effie Anderson Coon; husband, Dennis Bruton; children, Thomas "Skip" Kilgo, Alphonzo Butch Kilgo and Patricia Gibbs. "Granny" fought a brave fight for two years to bless us with her presence.

Services will be held Monday, 1 p.m. at New Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she was active for over 17 years, singing with the choir and a member of the Sympathy Club. Rev. O.T. Tomes will officiate, burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Mars Hill.

The family will receive friends at 11 Waverly Rd. Arrangements are under the direction of Hart Funeral Service. An online memorial register is available at


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Hart Funeral Service, Inc. - Asheville
60 Phifer St.
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-2090
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Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on June 7, 2014
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