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Mrs. Ruth Tarpley Pruett, age 99, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, December 19, 2008. She was predeceased by her: husband of 71 years, Mr. Clarence Pruett; parents, William Pascal and Elizabeth Crumbley Tarpley; brothers, Robert Tarpley and Richard Tarpley; sisters, Julia Mae Sudderth, Opal Wilson, Lou Alice La Boon, Mary Gray, and Margaret Brown. She is survived by her: sons and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Sybil Pruett, Buford, GA and Sherman Clyde Pruett, Buford, GA; grandchildren, Cindy Richey, Jeffrey Pruett, Linda Barrett, Kenneth Pruett, Alan Fowler, Elaine Evans, Angela Andrews, and Deirdre Moore; sixteen great grandchildren; brothers, Thomas Tarpley and Douglas Tarpley; sisters, Allene Turner, Lois Shell, and Wynell Doss. Mrs. Pruett was born July 24, 1909 and she was a native of Gwinnett County, GA. She was a homemaker. She was the oldest member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Buford, GA where she was a former church pianist. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 21, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Lamar Porter and Rev. Larry Waddell officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.