BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Avanell Pruett Simpson, 81, passed away on June 20, 2013 at Hospice of Southern Ky.
She was born on September 18, 1931 in Anna, Ky to the late Gillie and Ethel Pruett. Avanell was a member of Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ and a retired cafeteria manager from Richardsville Elementary. She is preceded in death by her husband: Thixton H. Simpson; five brothers: James, Fred, Herman, Ruel, and Estel Pruett; and a sister: Moez Pruett Young.
She is survived by three sons: Steven Simpson (Vickie) of Richmond, Virginia, Russell Simpson (Dana) of Bowling Green, and Norman Simpson (Julie) of Bowling Green; daughter: Anita Sandidge (Greg) of Bowling Green; three brothers: Randle Pruett, Paul Pruett, and Marvin Pruett all of Bowling Green; three sisters: Olean Raymer, Victoria Jackson, and Gerry Utley all of Bowling Green; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Friday at J.C. Kirby & Son Broadway Chapel and from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ with funeral service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Church of Christ Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern Ky and Big Reedy Christian Camp. Arrangements are entrusted to J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Chapels.
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