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Appalachian Funeral Services
Wednesday June 22nd, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Appalachian Funeral Services Chapel, Sylva, NC
Wednesday June 22nd, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm

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Martha A. Proffitt

Martha Alta Hensley Proffitt, age 92, passed away June 18, 2022 at Skyland Care Center in Sylva with her husband of nearly 72 years by her side.

Martha was born June 13, 1930 to the late Furman and Alice Hensley of the Swiss Community in Yancey County.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Lola Hughes and Myrtle Dulaney of Burnsville, and a brother, Glen Hensley of Hickory.

A sweet and beloved lady with a tender, compassionate heart, Martha was an example of Godly love always putting the needs and wishes of others above her own.  She will be remembered for her caring spirit, sweet smile, and contagious laugh. 

Martha was a virtuous woman of great faith and a member of Faith Baptist Church.  She loved children, reading, and quilting.

Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren by whom she was deeply loved.

Martha is survived by her husband C.L. Proffitt; one sister; Grace Patrick of Zephyrhills, Fla. five children, Danny Proffitt (Glenda) of Memphis, TN, Dennis Proffitt (Pat) of Sylva, Debbie Keisler of Wesley Chapel, FL, David Proffitt (Christy) of Sylva, and Darrell Proffitt (Julia) of Asheville; grandchildren, Anthony Proffitt, Stephanie Kesner (Bobby), Cassie McAbee (Brad), Blake Proffitt (Felicia), Brady Proffitt, Megan Robitaille (Nichlaus), Lindsey Smathers (Josh), Josh Proffitt, Chloe Proffitt, Madison Proffitt; and numerous great grandchildren whom she loved.

The family would like to thank Carmela Brooks, a very special caregiver, for her love and companionship; also, the wonderful staff members at the Jackson County Adult Day Program, Dr. Balta’s office, Hospice, and Skyland Care Center.

A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, June 22 at Appalachian Funeral Home with Pastors Peter Mudge and J.D. Grant officiating.  A graveside service was held afterward at Fairview Memorial Garden.

The family will be receiving friends from 10:00 am till 11:00 prior to the Service at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Baptist Children’s Homes of NC, PO Box 338, Thomasville, NC 27361, (800) 476-3669.

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So sorry to hear about Martha passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family!!!

Jessie Wilson Jul 5 2022 12:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Proffitt

Donna Hunt Jun 30 2022 3:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Proffitt

Claude & Sharon Cowan Ridley Jun 27 2022 6:19 PM

C.L. And family, I am so sorry for your loss. Martha was a wonderful example of her Faith love for all.
Thought's and prayers for all of the family , today and the future days to come.

Traci Dellinger Jun 26 2022 6:07 AM

Martha was such a wonderful lady and example of Christian Love. She and CL have always been two of my favorite people. CL you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers. We love your family so much. Always such beautiful memories of our times at Lovedale and in Sylva. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Thad and Leeunah Woods Jun 23 2022 2:30 PM

Condolences to a fine family. She was a wonderful Christian.

John and Nelda Reid Jun 23 2022 12:00 AM

I'm so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs

Mary Henson Jun 22 2022 2:11 PM

She was a wonderful woman. She always made me laugh and would brighten up a room.

Brandy Blankenship Jun 22 2022 11:13 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Proffitt

Joe Deitz Jun 22 2022 9:28 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Proffitt

Jill Tarr Jun 21 2022 2:42 PM

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