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July 5, 2014

Andrew Jackson ‘Jack’ Porter

Services for Andrew Jackson Porter, 78, of Pelham, Ga., will be at 11 a.m., on Monday, July 7, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Pelham. Internment will be in Pincrest Memory Gardens. Jack was born October 6, 1935, to the late Joe R. and Ella Mae Porter in Pelham. He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Pelham where he served as a deacon and was a choir member for many years. He served as the Sunday School Secretary and Association of Brotherhood Director. His dedication to the community included the Civitan Club where he held office of President for two years and was named Citizen of the Year for three consecutive years. His community service also included volunteering at high school sporting events. Jack served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Marine Corps Logistics Base as Management Analyst. Jack died Friday, July 4, 2014, at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Stanley Porter; and sisters, Christine Donnelly, Frances Dekle and Joann Harmon. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Merle Lodge Porter; daughters, Carol Elrod and her husband, Steve, and Tesa P. Barron; granddaughters, Jennifer Elrod and Maria Johnson and her husband, Andrew Welches; grandson, John Rufus Barron; and great granddaughter, Chloe Johnson. Visitation will be held at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014. —Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home

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