Tishia Frances King Pritt, age 88, of Troy, departed this life at 11:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at her residence, surrounded by family and friends, following an extended illness.

Born April 27, 1925 in Gilmer County, daughter of the late Merch and Flossie McHenry King.

Tishia was a homemaker, worked in the local coal mines, and worked on a saw mill with her husband for several years. She enjoyed any kind of word puzzles, gardening, and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

On June 14, 1952 she was united in marriage to Coy Pritt, who preceded her in death on November 17, 1993.

Tishia is survived by one daughter, Patricia Self and husband, Auttie of Cox’s Mills; two sons, Coy Pritt Jr. of Troy; Gary Lynn Pritt of Auburn;  three step children, Jack Pritt and wife, Lois of Grasonville, MD; Alice Pratt and husband, Bill of West Union; and Ann George of Norristown, PA. Tishia was also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Along with her husband and parents, Tishia was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Lou Pritt, one son, Charles Lee Shackleford , one step-son, Ray Pritt, one granddaughter, Cynthia Shackleford,  one great-great-grandson, Hogan Short, six brother, and four sisters.

Funeral Services were conducted at the Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, WV, 26351 at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013  Pastor Larry Fisher officiated. Burial followed in the Cedarville Cemetery, Cedarville. Friends called from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Saturday at the Mortuary.

Ellyson Mortuary Inc. is assisted the family of Tishia F. Pritt with arrangements.


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