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Elizabeth Bruce

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Elizabeth Mayfield Bruce


Elizabeth Mayfield Bruce, 101, born July 4, 1912, departed this earthly life on March 17, 2014, exactly 52 years after the death of her beloved husband, Miles Melvin Bruce, Sr.

Elizabeth was born in Greer, South Carolina, daughter of the late Eula Alexander and Isham A. Mayfield. She graduated from Greer High School and Winthrop University, majoring in chemistry and biology. She taught school in Ware Shoals and Greer, S.C. She was a charter member of the Greer Music Club, enjoying playing organ, piano and handbells. She was honored by the National Federation of Music Clubs for fifty years of service in church music. She was active in Greer First Baptist Church, teaching Sunday school, playing piano for Senior Adult activities and playing handbells. She loved flowers and enjoyed her many camellias very much. She traveled extensively over the world.

Mrs. Bruce is survived by two sons, Miles Melvin Bruce, Jr., and his wife Rebecca Dobson Bruce and Curtis Allen Bruce, and his wife Agnes Dobson Bruce; six granddaughters, Sandra Bruce Bowlin and her husband, Edwin, Janet Marie Bruce, Erin Bruce Moncure and her husband, Rob, Allison Bruce Anderson and her husband, Luke, Amelia Bruce Zelnak and her husband, Brent, and Adele Bruce Shartzer and her husband, Adam; and eleven great-grandchildren, Bethany, Bruce and Brooke Bowlin, Caroline, Clayton and Knox Anderson, Lauren Ann, William and Catherine Zelnak and Jackson and Bennett Shartzer.

The family is extremely grateful for the wonderful caring caregivers of Interim Healthcare and Interim Hospice, who attentively cared for our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother since 2005.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at The Wood Mortuary to be preceded by visitation at the mortuary at 1:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Steve Dillard, Bill Bomar, Bruce Bowlin, Edwin Bowlin, Rob Moncure, Luke Anderson, Brent Zelnak and Adam Shartzer.

Honorary escort will be the Sunshine Sunday school class.

Interment will be at Hillcrest Memory Gardens following the service.

Memorials are requested to be given to Greer First Baptist Church, 201 West Poinsett Street, Greer, S.C. 29650.

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Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 19, 2014
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