Gladys Bruce, 68, of Dawsonville, died Jan. 30, 2017.
Born March 19, 1948 in Lumpkin County to the late Hubert and Vina Ingram, she lived a number of years in Dawson County before moving to Forsyth County 53 years ago.
Gladys retired from the lunchroom department of the Forsyth County School System after more than 30 years of service.
She was a devoted wife, mother and sister.
She was a member of Christian Hill Baptist Church.
Her husband of 48 years, Ernest David Bruce; sons, Duane Wesley Bruce, Jeff David Bruce; stepfather, Robert C. Hicks; brothers, Rual Ingram, Roy Ingram, Danny Hicks, Gary Hicks, Kenneth Hicks; sisters, Estell Jett, Kathy Robbins and Robin Hicks, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, Dwight Bruce of Dawsonville; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie Gentry, Caroline Fauscett, Patty and Bill McDaniel, all of Dawsonville, Barbara and Charles Brown of Dahlonega, Betty Sue Hicks and Joel Hurst of Elberton; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ricky and Diane Hicks of Dahlonega, Jimmy Hicks of Dawsonville; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Leonard W. Ridings and Cecil Reeves officiating. Interment followed in Sawnee View Gardens.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.