Harriet B. Bruner PDF Print E-mail

Harriet Bowers Bruner, 98, of Newberry, SC, died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Springfield Place. She was the wife of the late Robert R. Bruner for 39 years until his death in 1979.

Born in Fitzgerald, GA on June 15, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Hattie and Samuel B. Bowers. She attended Newberry College, was married, and in the following years was a homemaker, raising three children. Harriet was an avid reader, seamstress, gardener, and a fantastic cook. Her preferred pastime was playing cards, with Bridge and Shanghai being her favorites. She was a founding member of the Friday afternoon Bridge Club, and rarely missed a game in 70 years. As a member of Central United Methodist church, she served on many committees through the years. Harriet was also a member of the Newberry Garden Club.

Survivors include a son, Robert R. Bruner, III (Dianne) of Gulf Breeze, FL and a daughter, Betsy B. Taylor (Wallace) of Augusta, GA. She was predeceased by her daughter, Anne Griffith Utley, one sister, and three brothers. Additional survivors include six grandchildren, Leanne Griffith, Honorable E. C. Griffith, Jr., Laney Bruner-Canhoto (Alfredo), Robert R. Bruner, IV, Robert W. Taylor, Jr. (Beverly), and Harriet T. Clement (Mark) , and ten great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank Debera Scarborough for her dedication, love, and care of Harriet over the last twelve years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Central United Methodist Church in Newberry, SC on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 11:00 am. Following the service, the family will receive friends at the church in Henry Hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Central United Methodist Church Parsonage Fund, PO Box 67, Newberry, SC 29108.

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#9 Christine Tribble 2018-03-09 08:24
My heart warmingg prayers are thoughts are with you as you celebrate Mrs Harriet Bruner. I love and going to miss her!
#8 PAt Mccullough 2018-03-08 16:13
Bubba, Leanne and family, I was so sorry to read
about Ms Harriet . You all are in my thoughts and
Prayers . She was a pt. At the office for as long as
I can remember. Debra was such a good care giver.
Prayers, Pat Mccullough.
#7 gc 2018-03-08 08:14
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this very difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
#6 Jenny Stone 2018-03-07 15:07
Bubba and family. So sorry to hear about Mrs. Bruner. I remember so well hearing Robbie talk about their card game days; they had so many fun times. We will be thinking of you all at this time.

Jenny and Danny Stone
#5 bill franklin 2018-03-07 08:47
our siscere condolences.
#4 Kay RIchardson 2018-03-06 18:14
My mother, Nellie Richardson and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Mrs. Harriet Bruner. She was such a good friend to Mother for many years.
#3 Robbie Koon DeFreese 2018-03-06 17:40
Bubba, Leanne & Family, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mrs. Bruner was an angel on Earth and touched the lives of so many. May comfort and healing be with you all.
Dan & Robbie
#2 Daniel Kinard 2018-03-06 06:13
To the family of Mrs. Harriett: My dad Hubertus Kinard was an employee with Coca Cola here in Newberry and in Columbia. Both your father and mother Bob and Harriett was so well liked and respected by my father. Mine and my brother John both pass our thoughts on to you at this time.
#1 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2018-03-05 14:59
The Bruner Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in the passing of Ms Harriett. My mother always thought so much of Mr Bob and Ms. Hariett during the years she worked at Newberry Coca-Cola Bottling Co., BB Vending, and later at Columbia Coca-Cola. May God bless each of you now and in the coming days!
Cecil and Leigh Ringer