Mrs. Bruner peacefully passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, at her home at Winthrop Court.
Born July 10, 1915, in Habersham County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson Born and Barbara Ann Fry Born. She was married to Wilburn Edward “Bill” Bruner on Nov. 11, 1933. She was preceded in death by her husband; a grandson, W.C. “Charlie” Johns; a sister, Mrs. Connie Dodd; and two brothers, Thomas Born and Charles Born.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Ann Bruner Davis (Johnny) and Carolyn Bruner Johns (husband late Cecil Johns); grandchildren, Thomas E. Johns (Linda), Carol Ann Hadaway (Robert), Lisa Odom (Jeff) and Alison Dillen; great-grandchildren, Andrew T. Johns (Jessica), Adam S. Johns, Brenda McDonald, Anna Rose Dillen, Amanda E. Johns, Alex J. Hadaway, Tyler L. Johns; a great-great-grandchild, Harper Johns; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Bruner graduated from the 9th District A&M School, Clarkesville. She was a buyer and supervisor at Miller Bros. Co. in Rome for many years. She helped form the Ga. Power Women’s Club in 1952, which later changed to Women of Georgia Power. She was a Gray Lady at Floyd Hospital. She was also a member of the Georgia Power Ambassadors.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Rome, for more than 50 years, a long-time member of the Daniel Class and later member of Fidelis Class.
The family would like to express its appreciation to all the loving staff and caregivers at Winthrop Court. She resided at Winthrop for 6-1/2 years and enjoyed living there. She particularly enjoyed the twice weekly bingo games, the music guests, church services, social activities, and times of sharing with other residents. A special thanks to her personal caregivers Jane McCool, Billie Wingate, and Carole Ann Hadaway; hair-dresser, Diane Melton; and Pam, Patricia and Dana of Hyman Hospice.
Memorials may be made to The Activity Department, Winthrop Court, 10 Hwy. 411 E., Rome, GA 30161.
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Parnick Jennings Sr.’s Good Shepherd Funeral Home, Rome, had charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
Wednesday, February 5, 2014