Bertha Lucy Bruce, age 100, of Jacksboro passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022.  She was a member of the LaFollette Church of God and retired from US Postal System as Postmaster in Pioneer.  Preceded in death by husband: James Bruce, daughter: Kathleen Jackson, grandchildren: Gary Jackson and Jason Bruce, Kimberly Stanford and Lisa Vaughn, parents: John Dutch Rutherford and Mary Jane Petrey Rutherford.

Survived by:

Daughter: Rita Byrge of Westchester, OH

Sons: Monroe and wife Shirley Bruce of Tipp City, OH, Edward and Deborah Bruce of Knoxville, Johnny and Carolyn Bruce of Andersonville, Jackie and Darlene Bruce of Jacksboro and Roger Bruce of Rocky Top

10 Grandchildren

Several Great-Grandchildren

Family will receive friends 5-7 PM, Sunday, January 1, at Cross-Smith Funeral Home with funeral service to follow at 7 PM in Cross-Smith Chapel, Rev. Delmus Bruce officiating.  Family and friends will meet at 10:15 AM on Monday at Cross-Smith Funeral Home and proceed to Woodlawn Cemetery for 11 AM Interment.

Arrangements by Cross-Smith Funeral Home

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One Reply to “Bertha Lucy Bruce, age 100, of Jacksboro”

  1. So sorry to hear about Mrs Bruce. She was a sweet lady. Condolences to her family.

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