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Ruby Bruce


Ruby K. (Clifton) Bruce, 89, of Mt. Vernon died at 3:58 a.m. Thursday
April 22, 2004, at her home. 

She was born on Aug. 17, 1914, in Jefferson County, daughter of Henry
J. and Janie (Shelton) Clifton. She married Charles Robert "Bob" Bruce
on May 18, 1935, in Nashville, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1980.

Mrs. Bruce is survived by a son, Robert E. "Bobby" Bruce and wife Cindy
of Mt. Vernon; three granddaughters, Casey Bruce, Heidi Bruce and Cody
Bruce, all of Mt. Vernon; a nephew, Howard Gene Clifton of Mt. Vernon;
a niece, Doris June Mabry of Benton; three great-nephews, Gary Mabry of
Marion, Larry Mabry of Benton and Scott Clifton of Mt. Vernon; a
great-niece, Mary Hane Richard of Mt. Vernon; and a very special friend,
Helen Villarreal of Mt. Vernon.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents;
two brothers, Howard Clifton and Lawrence Clifton; and a sister,
Florence (Clifton) Taylor. 
 
Mrs. Bruce lived in the Campground area for most of her life and worked
with her sister, Florence Taylor, in the restaurant business at the
Jefferson County Livestock Auction.  Later, she worked in the dietary
department at Good Samaritan Hospital until her retirement in 1979.

Graveside services willbe held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Vernon
Memorial Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Dan Lovin officiating.  Those
attending are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt.
Vernon.

Memorials may be made to the Home Health and Hospice of St. Mary's Good
Samaritan Hospital or the Jefferson County Historical Society and will
be accepted at the funeral home.



Source: Mt. Vernon Register News
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Submitted by; Ida Reeves
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