GOLDEN - Gene “Deacon” Pruitt, 74, died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the North Mississippi Medical Center. He was born August 5, 1938, to Leo and Erma Worthy Pruitt. He was a member of Life Unlimited Church for over 40 years. He logged most all his life and enjoyed farming, gardening, and raising cattle.
Services will be at 3 p. m. Friday, June 14, at Life Unlimited Church with Bro. Rex Leitner and Bro. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in the Hodge Cemetery. McNeece-Morris Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include one son, Terry Pruitt (Linda); one daughter, Sherry Tate (Bobby); one daughter-in-law, Judy Pruitt; four brothers, Ruble Pruitt (Cora), Jerry Pruitt (Nellie), Jimmy Pruitt, and Johnny Pruitt (Debbie); one sister, Elaine Ashley, all of Golden; a special friend, Betty Stults of Tupelo; 19 granchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie Pruitt, in 2007; one son, Robert Wayne Pruitt in 2012; one daughter, Teresa Ann Pruitt in 1967; one brother, Bill Pruitt; two sisters, Ruby Pounders and Nellie Hargett; and his parents.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Ashley, Brandon Colburn, Leonard Prien, Cory Pruitt, Junior Smith, and Troy Underwood.
Visitation begin at 5 p. m. Thursday and will continue until service time Friday at Life Unlimited Church on Jericho Road near Golden.
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