Mr. John Ellis Pruett, age 91, of Buford, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rilla Nell Pruett; and sister, Eloise Pruett Dasal. He is survived by his children, Ronald Ellis Pruett and wife, Cindy, Buford, Ricky Jay Pruett Sr. and wife, Rita, Buford, Rita Pruitt Farr and husband, Frankie, Gainesville and Cheryl Darlene Pruitt, Chestnut Mountain; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Elbert and Robbie Pruett, Buford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Pruett was born Aug. 31, 1922, in Buford. He was a 1941 graduate of Flowery Branch High School. He was a World War II veteran of the U. S. Army. He was retired from General Motors Assembly Plant in Doraville, Ga. after 41 years of service and was a member of the U.A.W. Local 10. He was a member of New Bethany Baptist Church in Buford. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Grant Jr. and the Rev. Robert Dasal officiating. Interment will follow at New Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, with military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-9 p.m.
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Published in gainesvilletimes.com on May 5, 2014