Sarah Bruce

Hamilton County

Sarah Elizabeth Bruce, 88, a lifetime resident of Chattanooga, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at her home.She was born in Trenton, Georgia to the late Thomas and Melinda Daniel.She was also preceded in death by her husband, Emmitt Houston Bruce; daughter, Melinda Ellen Bruce; two sons, James Kenneth Bruce and Miles Houston Bruce; a grandson, Christopher Lee Patterson.Sarah leaves behind her daughters, Edith Ann Patterson and Clara Opal Thomas, of Tiftonia, Dorothy Lee Blevins, of Rising Fawn, Ga., and Sarah Elizabeth Hawkins, of Trenton, Ga.; her sons, John David Bruce, of East Ridge, Terry Randall Bruce, of Tiftonia; and a sister, Margaret Russell, of Chattanooga; 24 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.Services will be held 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home chapel.Family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. today, from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and until service time Sunday at the funeral home.Arrangements are by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Oglethorpe.

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