Carolyn Gargus Bruce, 81, of Mayfield died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at her residence.

She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and a retired teacher, formerly employed by Marshall County and Hopkins County schools as well as Northside Christian School and Mid-Continent University.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Cloys Bruce; three sons, Mark (Tammy) Bruce of Mayfield, Greg (Brenda) Bruce of Cadiz and Boyce "Bo-Bo" (Jenny) Bruce of Manitou, Kentucky; one daughter, Gwen (Chris) Villines of Providence, Kentucky; one brother, Ben (Suzy) Gargus of Idaho; one sister, Mary Ann (Ronnie) McGuire of Lafayette, Indiana; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robin Bruce; two brothers, Charles Ray Gargus and Bo Gargus; one sister, Margaret Key; and her parents, Charley Boyd and Mary Emily Wilson Gargus Speed.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday at Byrn Funeral Home in Mayfield. Rev. C.W. Jackson will officiate. Interment will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Memorial Processing, St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.