Betty W. Pruett, age 87, of Dobbinsville, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, July 11, 2023 while being surrounded by her loving family.
Betty was born Tuesday, June 2, 1936 in Lockhart, SC to the late Matthew Hopper Wright and Gillie Jeanette Hamm Wright. She worked in textiles at the Burlington Plant for many years and was a longtime member of High Shoal Baptist Church. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing softball for the Mill Leagues and was an avid Clemson Tigers fan. Betty loved her family dearly.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jamup” Pruett and her beloved grandson, Matthew Pannell. She was also predeceased by a brother, William R. Wright and sisters, Annie Mae McCraw, Athaleen Snipes, Mabel Rudisell, Beulah Fisher, Irene Fowler and Wilma Smith.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Joni Pannell (Cos) of Dobbinsville and Jill Baker (Johnny) of Polk County; son, Jimmy Pruett (Donna) of Ellenboro; sister, Sadie Rabb of Spindale; grandchildren, Jason Pruett, Jimbo Pruett, Jordan Baker and great-grandchildren, Madison Pruett, Clarissa Pruett and Baker Cole.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Friday, July 14th at High Shoal Baptist Church with Reverend Shane Adkins and Reverend Eugene Passmore officiating. Interment will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will received friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations are requested to the Matthew Pannell Shining Star Foundation, 1743 Chase High Road, Forest City, NC 28043 or to High Shoal Baptist Church, PO Box 386, Henrietta, NC 28076.