Betty Bruce

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Betty Long Powers Bruce, 80, widow of Miles E. Bruce, died Sept. 27, 2015 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

A native of Greenville County, daughter of the late Woodson Long, Sr. and Ella Mae Waldrop Long, she was a 1952 graduate of Greer High School, a retired employee of State Auto Insurance Company, a member of Pine Terrace Community Club and a member Greer First Baptist Church.

Surviving are a son, Jeff Powers of Lexington; step-sons, Miles “Meb” Bruce, Jr. (Vivian) of Suwanee, Georgia and Jeff Bruce (Cindy) of Hixson, Tennessee; two grandsons, Zach Powers (Samantha) and Jacob Powers (Brittani); two great-grandchildren, JP and Grady; four step-grandchildren, Nick Bruce, Keisha Shoun (Corey), Miles Bruce III (Sara) and Maren Valerio (Tom); and four step-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Bruce was predeceased by her first husband, Carol B. Powers and a brother, Larry Long, Jr.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at The Wood Mortuary, conducted by Dr. Wilson Nelson and Dottie Bryson.  Burial will follow in Wood Memorial Park.

Honorary escort will be the Truthseekers Sunday School Class.

Visitation will be held noon-1:45p.m. Wednesday at The Wood Mortuary.

Memorials may be made to Greer Community Ministries, P.O. Box 1373, Greer, SC 29652.

Online condolences may be made at

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