Elaine Janet Queen Bruce, age 75, of Blue Ridge, passed away Wednesday, August 24, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Elaine was born in Ducktown, TN July 21, 1947, the daughter of the late Pearly Quince Queen and Louise Hooper Queen.
She was a member of Bethel Methodist Church and active in the Fannin County Home Makers Association. She was instrumental in setting up the original Harvest Sale in Blue Ridge and Fannin County. She enjoyed working with the arts and crafts hobbyists and at one time owned and ran a macrame and crafts shop in Morganton. Later in her career, Elaine would work in the Fannin County school food service and nutrition program; eventually going on to manage the lunchrooms at East Fannin, West Fannin, and Fannin Middle Schools. In addition, Elaine enjoyed cooking for her family, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Howell Bruce, sons, Howell (Howie) Bruce, Jr., Kevin (Amy Cagle) Bruce, brothers, David Mark Queen and Lynn Lee (Angela) Queen, sister, Susan (William) Bozeman, grandchildren, Rachel Reagan Bruce and Collin Howell Bruce, Alexander James "A.J." Bruce, and Quince Hamilton "Quin" Bruce.
Remembrance Services, Saturday, September 10, 2022, 11:00 AM at Henry-Cochran Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Taylor officiating. Music by Margaret Crawford and Tressa Ross. The service will be live streamed on this website for those unable to attend. The interment will be in the Hemptown Cemetery on Sunday, September 18 at 1:00 PM.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Hemptown Cemetery Fund C/O Damon Davenport ,10623 Old Highway 76, Morganton, Ga. 30560.
Cochran Funeral Homes is honored to serve the family of Elaine Bruce.
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