Funeral services for Sue Bruce, 71 of Baxter will be Friday, May 17 at 10 AM from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Chestnut Mound Missionary Baptist Cemetery in Smith County, TN. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4 to 8 PM and after 9 AM Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bruce died Tuesday morning, May 14, 2019 at her home in Baxter surrounded by her loving family.
She was born July 6, 1947 in Smith County, TN to the late Houston and Violet Mai Smith Austin.
In addition to her parents she was preceded by her first husband David Mathis, sister Anna Frances Austin, grandparents: Ernest Tilmon and Elma Florence Bush Austin and Jesse C. and Hester Cardwell Smith.
She was a member of New Zion Missionary Baptist Church at Bloomington Springs, Tn. She enjoyed traveling, fishing and being with family and friends.
She was a retired shipping supervisor with Identity Group of Cookeville.
Survivors include husband James “Jim” Calbert Bruce of Baxter, daughters and sons-in-law Dr. Sylvia and Matthew Moore of Pulaski, Tn, Diane and Lonnie Vaughn of Baxter, step-daughter Jodi Bruce of Baxter, brothers and sisters-in-law Garry and Cricket Austin of Baxter, Rickey and Gail Austin of Silver Point, Jerry and Linda Austin of Baxter, grandchildren: Lacey, Christopher and Holly Vaughn.
Bro. Larry Gregory and Bro. Houston Austin will officiate.
Active Pallbearers will be Matthew Moore, Mike Austin, Houston Austin, John Jones, JR Farley, and Nelson Bruce. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ray Bruce and Robert Fields.
Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (931)858-2134.