Mrs. Pruitt died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born Jan. 29, 1920, in Banks County, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Florence Poole. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, J.W. Pruitt; son, Jerry Pruitt; daughters, Marion Pritchett, Mildred Pruitt; sons-in-law, Herbert Bray and James Pritchett; grandchild, Lacey Pruitt; brothers, Howard, Mitchell and Billy Poole; and sisters, Annie Sue Greenway and Ruth Edwards.
Mrs. Pruitt was retired from Carwood Manufacturing with more than 25 years of service. In her spare time she enjoyed reading, puzzles, cooking and her flowers. She was a devoted Christian and member of Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Pruitt was the oldest member of her church at the present time and took great pride that her father, grandfather and uncle helped establish the church in 1917. Described by her family, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. Her love surrounded her family, her church, her co-workers and her friends.
Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Chris and Harry Dietrich of Homer and Carolyn and Eugen Eckstein of Maysville; son, James Pruitt and his friend, Kathy Freeman, of Baldwin; daughter-in-law, Louise Pruitt of Commerce; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rudolph and Jewell Poole, Kenneth and Dot Poole, and Donald and Sandra Poole, all of Baldwin; sisters, Myrtle and John A. Lewallen, Rachel and Jay McNabb, and Linda and Charles Chapman, all of Baldwin, Francine and Johnny Elsner of Carnesville, and Julia and Tom McConnell of Cornelia; also numerous nieces and nephews.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.