Ardith Melba Pruitt
Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ardith Melba Pruitt, age 85, of Newport, died Thursday, August 22, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey D. Pruitt, parents Barlow and Martha Smith, daughter Betty Hayes, son Randall David Pruitt, and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her sons Ronnie Pruitt of Newport and Troy (Tammy) Pruitt of Easley, South Carolina; daughters Belinda (Mike) Morrow of California; Judy (Bill) Loffer of Oregon; Kathy (Mark) Chesteen of Greenville, SC; Kay (Russell) Sentell of Pineville, KY; and Reba (Bo) Samples and Joyce (Richard) Haynes, all of Newport, as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Hill officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. prior to the services.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2013, at Mullens Chapel Cemetery.

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Brown Funeral Home is honored to serve the Pruitt family.

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