- [S4] Knoxville News-Sentinel (Tennessee), 29 Nov 2000.
PROFFITT, ELLIS CLYDE - 77, of Pittman Center, passed away Monday, November 27, 2000 at Ft. Sanders Sevier Medical Center. He was born and raised in what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mr. Proffitt had run Proffitt's Woodworks for several years and had retired, turning the business over to his daughters, He had raised bees for numerous years and was a member of the BeeKeepers Assoc. Ellis was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Zettie McCarter Proffitt; daughters, Betty Jo and Jeannie Proffitt; brother, Arnold Proffitt and sister, Lillian Lunsford.
Mr. Proffitt is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Proffitt; daughters and son in law, Sara and Kyle Phillips, Jacki Proffitt, Janis Proffitt; grandchildren, Michael and Melissa Phillips; brother and sister in law, Bernard and Judy Proffitt; sisters and brother in law, Unive and Emert Phillips, Effie Colllins, Bertina Manley and Zelma Barnard. Graveside service was held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at Proffitt's Cemetery in Pittman Center with Rev. Melvin Carr officiating. Rawlings Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
- [S147] Find a Grave, (Memorial: 35680791).