Minnie Mae Bruce of Forest Park died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at her residence.

Mrs. Bruce was a member of the American Legion for the past 40 years, the past four being served as an honorary member. She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Bruce and her sons, Carl Bruce and David Bruce.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in the chapel. Interment will follow at College Park Cemetery.

Survivors include her daughters, Catherine Gossett and spouse Thomas of Baconton, Ga., Dorothy Jeffcoat of Augusta, Janice Tolbert of Alpharetta, and Gloria Johnson and spouse Ted of Bedford, Ind.; sons, Thomas Bruce and spouse Janice of Soddey Daisy, Tenn. and George Wesley Bruce and spouse Sheila of Dawsonville, Ga.; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

The family will be accepting family and friends for visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12.

Parkway Garden Chapel, Forest Park is in charge of arrangements. (404) 366-3522.

J.C. Mitchell


Mr. J.C. Mitchell of Hampton died Friday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Christian Ministries Hospice.

He was a retired owner/operator of a tool and die company and served three years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

A chapel service will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, with the Rev. Floyd Carmack officiating. Interment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Louise Sims Mitchell; son, George "Ray" Mitchell of Jonesboro; daughters, Judy McNair (Frank) of Hampton and Charlotte Noon of McDonough; sister, Latrelle Herring of Alpharetta; seven granddaughters; 10 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations are made to Christian Ministries Hospice, 125 Georgia Highway 138, Riverdale, GA 30274. (678) 752-9348.

Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Sara K. Pierce

Mrs. Sara K. Pierce, age 67, of Riverdale, passed away Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003.

Graveside services will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at Forest Hills Memorial Park, with Deacon Joe Anzalone officiating.

Survivors include her husband, Frank C. Pierce; sons and daughters-in-law, Frank Michael (Robin) Pierce of San Diego, Calif., James Timothy (Kristen) Pierce of Annandale, Va., and Joseph Elias (Melissa) Pierce of McDonough; grandchild, Dustin Elias Pierce of McDonough; nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

The family will accept flowers or make contributions to Portsbridge Hospice, 1374 Manchester Dr., Conyers, GA 30012.

Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 210-2700.