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Mary Elizabeth Pruitt
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Ross Garrett Allen
Mary Elizabeth Pruitt
Mary Elizabeth Pruitt and Ross Garrett Allen were united in marriage on April 22, 2017 at 5 o’clock at St. John Paul Catholic School in Greenville, NC. The Reverend Stan Asby officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride was escorted by her father, F.G. Pruitt.
The bride is the daughter of F.G. and Tory Pruitt of Greenville, NC. She is the granddaughter of the late Flavious Graham Pruitt Sr. and Elizabeth Gargis Pruitt of Grimesland, NC and Mary Hill and the late James Hill of Goldsboro, NC.
The groom is the son of Robert and Reba Allen of Roanoke Rapids, NC. He is the grandson of the late Harvey Eugene Carlisle and Dorothy Carlisle Barnes of Roanoke Rapids, NC and the late Ralph Grover Allen and Molly Verdell Allen of Roanoke Rapids, NC.
The matron of honor was Kelly Jo Cook, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were Mary Katherine Sawyer, Magun Lacson, and Patricia Barfield.
Best man was Robert Allen, father of the groom. Groomsmen were Jason Wells, Steven Waters, and Jordan Kearney.
The flower girl was Emma Jo Cook. The ringer bearer was William Cook. Scripture was read by Dylan Cook. Guest Book Attendant was Laura Price, aunt of the bride and Elizabeth Price, cousin of the bride. Program Attendants were Morgan and Abigail Pruitt, nieces of the bride. Wedding Director was Mrs. Bridget Harmon with help from her daughter Miss Meghan Harmon. Flowers and decorations arranged by Ms. Tammy Montgomery. Pianist was Mrs. Ginger Briley. Soloist was Mrs. Emily Wells. Special assistance provided by Milton and Pam James.
A dinner reception was held at Brook Valley Country Club. A rehearsal dinner was held at St. John Paul Catholic School Fellowship Hall given by the groom’s parents, Robert and Reba Allen. A bridal shower was hosted by matron of honor, Kelly Jo Cook at her Greenville, NC home. A bridal shower was hosted by bridesmaid Mary Katherine Sawyer and her mother Mary Williams at Sweet Gum Grove OFWB Church in Stokes, NC. A bridal shower was hosted by the mother of the groom Reba Allen and aunts of the groom Jean Ellis and Violet Long at Rosemary United Methodist Church in Roanoke Rapids, NC. A bridal luncheon was hosted by the mother of the bride, Tory Pruitt for the bridal party at A’Tavola Restaurant in Greenville, NC.
The bride received her Master of Science in Counselor Education from East Carolina University. She is employed as an Academic Advisor at East Carolina University. The groom graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is employed as a Financial Services Officer at the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union.
The couple spent a week in Cancun, Mexico for their honeymoon and have made their home in Greenville, NC.
As published in The Daily Reflector