Mary Turner Bruce
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Mary Turner Bruce, age 89 passed away on December 4, 2012 at Emeritus Pine Meadows in Hattiesburg. Mrs. Bruce was born in Ellisville, MS, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Turner. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Myrtis Beard, Vertice Dickson, Ida Belle Bush, Mattie Turner, Bevy Jean Posey and a brother James R. Turner all of Ellisville.
She was a graduate of Jones County Junior College and a long time member of First Baptist Church of Hattiesburg where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She was also an active member of the P.T.A. of the Hattiesburg City Schools for 21 years and served on numerous committees during that time.
Mrs. Bruce was married to M.L. Bruce, Jr., for 65 years until his death in 2009. She is survived by two children, Marlin L. Bruce, III of Petal and Ann Bruce of Ridgeland, MS.
Funeral services will be held Saturday December 8, 2012 at 11:30 am at Hulett Winstead Funeral Home. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Dec. 6, 2012