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Arlen B. Proffitt, 86, of the Etoile community of Barren County, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, at N.H.C. Healthcare in Glasgow. The Barren County native was the son of the late Carl and Erma Smith Proffitt. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Dixine, who passed away Oct. 17, 2016; and a sister, Genell Bowman. Arlen B. was a life-long farmer and a member of Dover Baptist Church at Mount Hermon. He was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Bowles (Kyle), of Temple Hill; a son, Cary Proffitt (Beth), of Temple Hill; two grandchildren, Dane Bowles (Kelly), of Glasgow and Heather Hatcher (Chad), of Cave City; a great-grandchild, Bryson Hatcher; three sisters, Ada Mae Bowman (Irvin deceased), Sue Copas (Jimmy) and Brenda Hogue (Ed deceased), all of Glasgow; a brother-in-law, Bill Bowman, of Glasgow; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Mark, Rochelle and Mattea Wyatt.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Monday at the funeral home.
Published on January 2, 2017
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