Bessie Nickell Profitt, 91, of Ironton, formerly of Ashland, Ky., died Tuesday Jul.04 2000 in South Shore Nursing Home. Mrs. Profitt was born May 19, 1909, in Morgan County, Ky., a daughter of the late U.G. and Elizabeth Wallace Nickell. She was a member of Westwood Enterprise Baptist Church. Her husband, Carl Profitt, died in 1983. Surviving are a son, Buford Profitt of Ironton; a daughter, Billie Jo Valentine of New Carlisle; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Caniff Funeral Home in Westwood, Ky., by Dr. Ron Mitchell. Burial will be in Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.