Spartanburg, SC — Gayla Mixon Pridmore, 65, of Spartanburg, formerly of Columbus, MS, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Born September 10, 1947, in Haleyville, AL, she was a daughter of the late James Webster and Jessica Northington Mixon and the widow of T. U. Pridmore, Jr. She attended First Baptist Church of Columbus and was the owner of Pridmore Insulation Contractors, Inc. Surviving is her daughter, Rená Pridmore Fowler and Scott of Spartanburg, SC; her son, Joseph Preston Pridmore and Jennifer of Caledonia, MS; her loving grandchildren, Marshall, Sam and Will Fowler, and Courtney, Dakota and Peyton Pridmore; and her great-grandson, Preston Kade Pridmore. She is also survived by her sisters, Katherine Carenbaugh, Glenda Prillhart, Dorothy Hardin, Patsy Alexander, and Sheila Bush; and her brothers, James, Frank, and Kenny Mixon. She was predeceased by a son, Benjamin Pridmore; and two brothers, Lynn and Bobby Terrell Mixon. Visitation will be 1:00 PM Sunday, February 24, 2013, at Gunter & Peel Funeral Home, 903 College Street, Columbus, MS 39701. A service to celebrate Gayla’s life will follow at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery. In honor of Gayla, the family suggests that memorials may be made to The Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703. An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com The J. F. Floyd Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on February 22, 2013
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