Gladys Shepherd Bruce, age 98, of LaFollette passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Signature Health in Cookeville, TN. She is a member of Alder Springs Baptist Church and retired from Imperial Reading. Preceded in death by husband, Elihue Bruce; parents, Esau and Lizzie Lawson Shepherd; brothers, John, Glen, Gene, Luther, Jessie Lee Shepherd, sisters; Trula Gekle and Evelyn Shepherd.


Sons: Everette Bruce

Luther and wife Linda Bruce

Grandchildren: Levon Bruce and wife Pat

Ray Bruce and Elaine Bruce

Brother: Bob and Midge Shepherd

Special niece whom she helped raise, Connie Partin and husband Jerry

Sister-in-law: Mrs. Glen (Dora) Shepherd

Several other nieces and nephews

Services 1 PM Wednesday at Alder Springs Baptist Church

Rev. Hobert McCreary and Rev. Paul Smith officiating

Interment to follow services at Shelby Cemetery

Family will receive friends 5 PM to 7 PM Tuesday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home

Condolences may be given at

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home