JIM PORTER DROPS
DEAD AT POTTSBORO- 13 March 1960
Pottsboro- Jim R. Porter 75, of Pottsboro
collapsed at 4:15 p.m. and was pronounced dead on arrival at Madonna Hospital
in Denison a few minutes later. Porter was rushed to the hospital in a
Bratcher ambulance but to no avail, Judge Homer Gaddy was called upon to
conduct an inquest and ruled death from natural causes.
A lifelong Pottsboro resident, Porter
resided south of the city. He was born May 20, 1884 at Pottsboro and married
May Boggs there in 1905. She died in 1936. Porter was a retired farmer.
He was a brother of the late Pleas Porter, a former Grayson County Sheriff,
Porter was a Baptist.
Survivors include two brothers, Ed and
Charlie Porter, both of Denison; and three sisters, Mrs. H. E. Orr of Sherman
and Miss Lizzie and Lottie Porter both of Denison.
Funeral services will be held in Hagerman
Baptist Church Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harold Cummings, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in Enterprise Cemetery under the direction of Bratcher Funeral
Home. The family will be at the funeral home tonight at 7:30 to 8:30.
J. R. PORTER (May E. Porter)
Funeral services for Mrs. J. R. Porter,
who died Monday, 21 Sept.,1936 at her home in the Enterprise Community,
were to be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dannel-Scott Funeral Home in Sherman
in charge of the arrangements. Pallbearers were to be, Curtis Terry, J.
S. Terry, Otto Kusch, Hewitt Murrow, Sam Orr and Jim Tuel.
Mrs. Porter was born May 25, 1887 in
Laclede County Missouri and had been a resident of Grayson County for 25
years. She was married to James R. Porter October 26, 1905, at Pottsboro.
She had been an active member of the Baptist Church for 35 years.
Surviving besides her husband are her
mother, Mrs. Sarah Bell of Gouldbusk; one sister, Mrs. Dolly Myers of Gouldbusk
and two brothers, James H. Boggs of Winnipeg, Mo. and Harrison Boggs of