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Originally published: 2013-07-22 09:11:21
Last modified: 2013-07-22 09:12:05

James Cicero Proffit Jr

James Cicero "Jim" Proffit, Jr., 67, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Proffit was born Dec. 18, 1945, in Watauga County to James Cicero Proffit, Sr. and Beulah Davis Proffit.

Mr. Proffit was a member of Trinity Christian Center in Elkin. He served as Assistant Principal and then as Principal for Yadkinville Elementary School for 34 years.

He was preceded in death by his father James Cicero Proffit, Sr.; a brother, John "Pete" Proffit; a son-in-law, Charles Lynn Freeland. Surviving are his wife of 47 years Sandra "Sandy" Winebarger Proffit; a daughter, Penelope "Penny" Proffit Freeland; two sons, James Cicero "Jamie" Proffit, III, John Carlton Proffit; his mother, Beulah Davis Proffit; grandchildren, Tanner Blake Proffit and Ashten Kaylee Proffit; two sisters, Charlotte Miller, Deloris (Ray) Miller; four brothers Steve (Carolyn) Proffit, David (Marcella) Proffit, Sam (Kim) Proffit and Ted (Lisa) Proffit; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday July 22, 2013, at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. His funeral will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Union Grove Baptist Church by the Rev. John A. Cox. His body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

The family would like to say a very special thanks to the staff of Mountain Valley Hospice and also Dr. Albright and her staff at Wake Forest Health for the loving care given to Mr. Proffit. Flowers were accepted or memorials made to Mountain Valley Hospice PO Box 1267 Yadkinville, NC 27055.

Online condolences may be made at http://www.gentryfuneralservice.com. Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville is serving the Proffit family.