Age: 86 Address: Hardscrabble Road, Burnsville Date of Death: Thursday, April 4, 2013 Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home
Details: Louise Proffitt Hughes of Hardscrabble Road, Burnsville, passed away Thursday, April 4th at Memorial Campus of Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Leslie and Vina Hill Proffitt. She was also preceded in death by a brother: Wayne Proffitt. A graduate of Berea College, Louise taught in the Yancey County School System for 38 years. She was a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma, teacher of the year in 1974, homemaker of the year in Yancey County in 1983, a member of Micaville Presbyterian Church, and an honorary life member of Presbyterian women. Louise taught adult Sunday School class for over 62 years. She enjoyed sewing, making yeast rolls and spending time with her family.
Surviving are her husband of 64 years: Max Hughes; 2 sons: Ken Hughes and fiancée, Jane, of Asheville and Gary Hughes and wife, Lisa, of Weaverville; beloved granddaughters: Leslie and Lauren; brother: Eddie Proffitt and wife, Linda, of Burnsville; and, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 PM Monday in Micaville Presbyterian Church. Rev. Pete Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in Proffitt Cemetery at Hardscrabble.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 PM at the church.
Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home is assisting the Hughes family.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 or www.diabetes.org
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