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Porter Family Obituaries

   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.

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      MRS. 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 Chico, California. 



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