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Nellie Elizabeth Brown Proffitt, age 77, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Watauga Medical Center. She was born on December 30, 1937 in Johnson County to the late Dewey E. Brown and Martha Moore Brown. In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her sister Coretta Proffitt; brothers: Tommy George Brown, Lonnie O. Brown and Jack Brown.
She was a member of Vaughts Gap Baptist Church.
Nellie is survived by her brothers; Coleman Brown, D.L. Brown, Rocky Brown all of Mountain City, Ed Brown of Kingsport, TN; and five nieces and three nephews.
Graveside service and interment were at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from the Martha Brown Cemetery (Vaughts Gap Rd. ) with Pastor Chuck Morefield and Rev. Benny Green officiating. Pallbearers were family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. John Whitlock and Daniel Jones and their medical staff and the staff of Mountain City Care Center.
Friends may call at the home of Coleman or D.L. at the home.
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The family of Nellie Elizabeth Brown Proffitt has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.