Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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February 25, 2014

Vaughn Dean Pruitt

VINTON, Va. — Vaughn lost his battle with a lung disease, on Sunday, February 23, 2014.

He was born March 15, 1940 in Leckie, WV. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; of 48 years; son, James (Jim) Pruitt (Terri); grandchildren: Landon, Tyler and Sophie Pruitt, Paige Barr, of Tomball, TX; and Morgan Lavender of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Lavonne (Sis) Pruitt of Vinton, VA; sisters, Billy Kay Middleton, Vinton, and Mari Lou King (Randy), Versailles, FL; brothers, Charles Pruitt (Brenda) Newport News, VA; Jack Parish (Barbara) Dublin, VA; Tom Parish (Ellen) Anawalt, WV; and Mike Pruitt (Rae), Hilliard, FL; step-mother, Betty Pruitt, Tampa, FL; and many, many special nieces, nephews, cousins, and a huge extended family of friends..

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Clyde Parish; father, Vance Pruitt; sisters, Sylvia Ray and Theresa Feazell; brother, Daniel Ray Parish; and step-father, Bill Parish.

Vaughn Dean loved people and also had a great love for music. His bands “Just Country” and “Cross Country” played throughout the Roanoke and surrounding areas through the years. He most enjoyed getting together with family and friends who also had musical talents and doing a lot of “picking and grinning”. God truly blessed him with a very special voice.

Friends may call on Wednesday, February 26, at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, Bluewell, WV from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Funeral service conducted on Wednesday at 7:00 P.M., with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating. A second visitation will be conducted on Thursday at the Green Cove Missionary Baptist Church, February 27, 2014 from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to either: Boyds Chapel Methodist Church, PO BX 385, Anawalt, WV 24808; or Green Cove Missionary Baptist Church, 31024 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Damascus, VA 24236.

Online condolences will be accepted at www.cravens-shires.com

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home, 3431 Coal Heritage Road (Bluewell), Bluefield, WV 24701 is serving the family.

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