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Virginia Winebarger Proffitt Smith

Born: June 29, 1930
Died: November 15, 2012

Virginia Winebarger Proffitt Smith, age 82, of 212 Milton Moretz Road, Boone, went home to be with her Heavenly Father, Thursday morning, November 15, 2012.

Mrs. Smith was born June 29, 1930 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Chessie Miller Winebarger. She was an inspector at Shadowline, Inc., retiring after 32 years of service. Mrs. Smith was an active member of Meat Camp Assembly of God, and had a great love for her family and church.

Mrs. Smith is survived by three daughters, Elaine P. Greer and husband Troy, Kathy Taylor and husband Jimmy, and Irene Norris and husband Tony, her caregivers for the past three years, all of Boone; two sons, Joe Proffitt and wife Joyce, and Keith Proffitt and wife Lora, all of Boone; one sister, Betty Blevins of West Jefferson; two grandsons, Greg Greer and wife Abby, and Dylan Proffitt, all of Boone; three granddaughters, Sheri Farmer and husband Jackie, Toni Dishman and husband Ronnie, and Jennifer Proffitt, all of Boone; three great-grandsons, Brandon Farmer of Boone, Michael Dyer of Millers Creek, and Elijah Brown of Boone; her special friends, June Parks, Judy Hampton, Barbara Snyder, and Laurie Bura, and her special friends from Hospice, Anita Eller and Alberta Miller. She is also survived by six step-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Elmer Cless Proffitt, the father of her children; her second husband, Cecil Smith; one infant son, Dennis Ray Proffitt; one infant daughter, Lydia Ann Proffitt; one grandson, Gerald Wayne Huff, and three brothers, Glenn, John, and James Winebarger.

Funeral services for Virginia Winebarger Proffitt Smith will be conducted Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2012, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 12:30 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Jerry Moretz, and Reverend Delmar James. A private burial will follow in Proffit's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 12:30 until 2:00 o'clock, at the funeral, prior to the service. At other times friends may call at the home of a daughter, Irene and Tony Norris, 212 Milton Moretz Road, Boone.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 1357, Newland, North Carolina, 28657, or to Proffit's Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, in care of Jeannette Huff, 279 Henry Winebarger Road, Boone, North Carolina, 28607.

Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family at

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

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