ERLE E. KELLOGG
IRVING — Funeral services for Erle E. Kellogg, 77, of Irving, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Chapel with Bro. Bill Black officiating.
Burial will follow at Era Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday at 1 p.m., prior to the funeral.
Mr. Kellogg passed away on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Irving.
Mr. Kellogg was born Oct. 12, 1935, in Dallas to Eugene Warren and Mildred Kellogg.
An exemplary student, he graduated as valedictorian from North Dallas High School in 1954. Soon after, Mr. Kellogg met Eva Scott and in 1962, they were married in Gainesville. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. Pursuing a career in petroleum engineering, Mr. Kellogg became a registered professional petroleum engineering consultant at Huddleston & Co., Inc. in Houston. He retired from Huddleston in 1999, as senior vice-president. In his retirement, Mr. Kellogg was happiest when traveling with family and being engrossed in a good book.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Scott Kellogg of Irving; daughter, Carrie Kellogg of Irving; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mr. Kellogg was predeceased by his parents.
Memorials may be made to the Glenn Scott Scholarship at North Central Texas College.
FRED HENRY PRUITT
Gainesville resident Fred Henry Pruitt, 84, passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at North Texas Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at Meador-Clement-Keel Chapel with the Rev. Jordan Johnson, pastor of Harvey Street Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
Dave Pruitt, Tyler Pruitt, Sgt. Mike Boyd, Brandon Hull, Justin Hull and Clinton Hull will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the funeral home.
Fred was born to John William Pruitt and Eunice M. Meyer Pruitt on Oct. 6, 1928, in Gainesville.
He married Joye M. Neathery on Aug. 19, 1950, in Denton. Fred served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force. He had been self-employed in the transportation industry for the past 39 years. Mr. Pruitt was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Surviving Fred Pruitt are his wife of 62 years, Joye Pruitt of Gainesville; sons, Monty Pruitt and wife, Georgia of Gainesville, David Pruitt and wife, Gayle of Whitesboro and Timothy Pruitt of Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; sisters, Sue Turner and husband John of Gainesville and Lou Townsend and husband, Peter of Mobile, Ala., and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, June Melton; and grandson, Barry Pruitt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the America Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St.. Alexandria, VA 22311.
Services are under the direction of Meador-Clement-Keel Funeral Home.
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VERNA RILEY BEASLEY
Verna Riley Beasley went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Lewisville at the age of 94.
Verna was born Nov. 8, 1918, in Marietta, Okla., to the late Grover and Connie Riley.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lemuel Earl Beasley; her son-in-law, John Thomas; her brother, Wesley Riley; and her sister, Connie Pyeatte.
Verna was a registered nurse. She worked at the old Gainesville Sanitarium for a number of years and then at the Gainesville Memorial Hospital. After retirement, she moved to Flower Mound to live with her daughter’s family.
Verna is survived by her daughter, Donna Thomas; her granddaughter, Erin James; and her husband, Brian; her sister-in-law, Patsy Beasley; and several nieces, great nieces; and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home in Lewisville.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville.
Memorial contributions can be made in Verna’s memory to the American Heart Association.