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Originally published: 2013-02-26 11:51:55
Last modified: 2013-02-26 11:51:55

Fannie Mae Miller Proffit

Fannie Mae Miller Proffit, 86, of Grover, a native and former resident of Watauga County, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 25, 2013, at her home.

Mrs. Proffit was born Aug. 27, 1926, in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Larkin and Rosa M. Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God in Meat Camp.

Mrs. Proffit is survived by one daughter, Gail Lambert and husband, James, of West Jefferson; three sons, Wayne Proffit and wife, Janice, of Graham, Arlon Proffit and wife, Carolyn, of Burlington, and Morris Proffit and wife, Katie, of Grover; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Proffit of Burlington; her grandchildren, Jeff Lambert, Kim Wheeler, Mike Proffit, Kelly Hair, Marsia Schaffer, Justin Proffit, Erin Proffit, Christopher Proffit, Steven Proffit, Gavin Proffit, Anna Oakley, and Aaron Oakley; and her great-grandchildren, Jacob, Nolan, Maximus, Tyler, Savannah, Kyndell, Matthew, Madeline, Morgan, Miller, Adrin, Andrew Julian, Rosa Elena, Nichol, and Caroline. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephew, and her special caregiver, Betsy Oakley.

In addition to her parenhusband, Dean Proffit; one son, Darrell Proffit; one grandson, Darrell Proffit II; three brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services for Fannie Mae Miller Proffit will be conducted 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state at the chapel from 12 to 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Jerry Moretz and Pastor Bruce Miller. Burial will follow in Proffit's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Gaston Hospice, PO Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.

Online condolences may be sent to the Proffit family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.