Mrs. Zella Pruitt Stepps, 95, she passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at the residence of her son. Funeral service were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Perry Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Smith and the Rev. Bill Gandy officiating. Burial will follow in Cherokee Memory Gardens. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the Cherokee County Rescue Squad or the Piedmont Rescue Squad. Survivors include a son, Kenneth Stepps of Centre; daughters, Shelby Eichert and Wilma Plants of Rome, Ga., Marie Wright, of Centre, Judy Winkles, of Piedmont; brother, Lamon "Jack" Pruitt of Smyrna, Ga.; 13 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Tracy and Suzanne Bishop and Brian and Cindy Perry. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Mrs. Stepps was a native of Cleburne County, the daughter, of the late Harrison and Bessie Copeland Pruitt and was retired from Cedar Bluff Manufacturing. She attended Centre First United Methodist Church, where she served as the nursery director for 18 years. Perry Funeral Home directing. www.perryfuneral.net
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Centre, AL 35960
Published in The Anniston Star on May 6, 2014