Charles Porter Sr.

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 18, 2008

Graveside services for Charles Ned Porter Sr., 82, of Natchez, who died Friday, Aug. 15, 2008, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Trent Bilbo officiating.

Burial will follow under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Mr. Porter was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Meadville, the son of Leon and Pearl Gammill Porter.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Faye Scott.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Hunt Porter, of Natchez; three daughters, Sandra Porter Tumminello and her husband, Skippy, of Ferriday, Angela Porter Hinson and her husband Ted, of Brandon, Jan Porter Lowe, of Natchez; one son, Charles “Chuck” Porter Jr., and his wife Veronia, of Newberry, S.C.; one sister, Eulila Stroud of Natchez, 12 grandchildren, Skip Tumminello Jr., of Monroe, Michael Tumminello and wife Carlin, of New Orleans, Ashleigh Simonton and her husband Russ, of Hattiesburg, Jennifer Perry, of Ridgeland, Jamie Perry, of Chicago, Caroline Lowe, Kelsey Lowe and Lindsay Lowe, all of Natchez, Stacee McCurdy and her husband Matt, of Morton, Whitney Porter, of Vidalia, Dylan Porter and Sienna Porter, both of Newberry, S.C.; seven great-grandchildren, Lauren and Cori Tumminello, Sydney Tumminello, Corban Simonton, Cade, Ainslee and Aylah McCurdy.

Pallbearers will be Skip Tumminello Jr., Michael Tumminello, Russ Simonton, Jamie Perry, Matt McCurdy and Daneil Hollowell.

The family of Mr. Porter would like to give special thanks to Deaconess Home Health and Hospice Ministries.

Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi, 4803 Harrison Court, Gulfport, MS, 39502, or The Juvenile Research Foundation, 1640 Leila Drive, Suite 130, Jackson, MS, 39216.

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