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Charles Duane “Poodad” Pruitt | 84 | Carrollton

Charles Duane “Poodad” Pruitt, age 84, of the Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, Ill., and formerly of Carrollton died Sunday (Nov. 6, 2022) at the Manor.

He was born December 10, 1937 in Walkerville, Ill. son of the late Charles and Opal Camera Pruitt.

He married Karen Hardwick on May 31, 1975 in Fayette, Ill. and she survives.

Also surviving is a brother, Richard Pruitt (Barb) of Spokane, Wa.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death his parents; a sister, Marilyn Grueter and a brother, Jim Pruitt.

Duane was a graduate of Carrollton High School and was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He was employed by EMPCO Manufacturing in Carrollton for many years. Duane loved to collect antiques and pocketknives.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 10, 2022) at Mt. Gilead Cemetery rural Carrollton. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to Mt. Gilead Cemetery and sent to Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, Box 112, Carrollton, Il. 62016. Condolences may be sent to the family online at

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