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Bennie Pruitt

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A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the Gridley Biggs Cemetery for Bennie Pruitt, 66, of Live Oak. He passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at his residence in Live Oak.

He was born June 11, 1951, in Woodland, CA. He was a lifelong resident of the Gridley-Live Oak area and worked for Sunsweet for many years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Vietnam where he was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He enjoyed riding his Harley Motorcycle and was a member of the Gridley Moose Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Brenda Schwartz.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Betty Pruitt of Live Oak; one son, Donnie (Carrie) Womack of Newberg, OR; one daughter, LaShelle Zolliecoffer of Live Oak; one sister, Maryln Stopplemore of Gridley; one brother, Olin (Barbara) Crain of Orland, CA, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pastor Dwight Deaton, of Christian Life Assembly of God Church, will officiate the service. Arrangements entrusted to Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. Interment in the Gridley Biggs Cemetery.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on July 12, 2017
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