4/2/14 — Barbara Elaine Bruce

flower9Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Elaine Bruce, age 68 of Manchester will be conducted at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 2 from the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating.

Burial will follow in the Welker Cemetery.

Visitation with the Bruce family will be from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Tuesday April 1 at Manchester Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bruce passed away Sunday, March 30 at her home in Manchester surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Bruce was born in Manchester, Tennessee the daughter of the late Harley and Orphia Naoma Cooper Freeze. She was a member of the New Union Church of Christ and was formerly a seamstress and then a bookkeeper at Garner’s Furniture in Manchester. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee Eugene Bruce and by a brother, Eugene Freeze, by a sister in law, Helen Freeze and by a brother in law, Allen Vaughn “Buddy” Bruce.

Mrs. Bruce is survived by:

One daughter- Tammy (Scott) Gipson of Decherd, TN

One son- James (Amy) Bruce of Manchester

One sister- Fay (Howard) Leonard of Christiana, Tn

Six brothers- Billy (Patty) Freeze of Manchester

Doug (Jeannie) Freeze of Manchester

Ray (Bobbi Jo) Freeze of Manchester

Boyd Freeze of Manchester

Ronnie (Dorothy) Freeze of Manchester

Donnie (Kathy) Freeze of Manchester

Brothers & Sisters in Law- Wayne & Opal Bruce of Manchester

Elbert & Phyllis Bruce of the Shady Grove Community

Sister in law- Delores Freeze of Manchester

Four grandchildren, Benjamin Roland Bruce

Blake Eugene Bruce

Brian Edward Bruce

Anna Gipson

Twenty nieces and nephews and many great nieces & nephews.Flower 6