Obituaries – 6/6/19

Published 8:34 am Thursday, June 6, 2019

Erma Bruce

Dec. 9, 1926 — June 3, 2019

Erma Jean Bruce, 92, of Ironton, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at a local nursing home facility.

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Mrs. Bruce was born Dec. 9, 1926, in Scioto County, a daughter of the late Edgar and Clara (Keyes) Gollihugh. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Jerry Bruce, who passed away Feb. 28, 2009.

Mrs. Bruce attended Green High School and was a homemaker. She was a member of Junior Furnace Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Gene Bruce; and siblings, Gertie Braggs, Freda Gollihugh, Doris Stevens, Marie Otworth, Betty Riley, Bernice Gaspers, Charles Gollihugh, Lenvil Gollihugh, Howard Gollihugh and Jerry Gollihugh.

She is survived by a son, Jerry Paul “Sonny” Bruce Jr., of Cartersville, Georgia;

A son and daughter-in-law, Michael David and Jean Bruce, of Ironton; a daughter, Carol Bruce Sexton, of Ironton; 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 S. Seventh St., Ironton, with Brother Gary Arthurs officiating. Burial will follow in Buckeye Cemetery and visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.

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June Edwards

V. June Edwards, 88, of Proctorville, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at home.

Graveside service will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Rome Cemetery Mausoleum, Proctorville, by her grandson, Dr. Grant B. Dalton.   Entombment will follow. No visitation will be held.

A dinner will also be held following the service at Rome Church of Christ, Proctorville. Hall Funeral Home and Crematory, Proctorville, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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