JEFFERSON – Marian Davis Porter, 80, died Friday, November 27, 2009, following a period of declining health.
Born in Jackson County, she was the daughter of the late Malvin Henry and Demaris Thurmond Davis. She was a retired case worker for the elderly with the Jackson County Department of Family and Children’s Services and was a member of the Academy Baptist Church. Mrs. Porter was preceded in death by her husband, Storey Porter; and a brother, Norris Davis.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Donna Porter, Jefferson; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Charles Oliver, Demaris and Fred Gurley, and Susie and Phil Thurmond, all of Jefferson; granddaughters, Stephanie Oliver and Wade Walker, Allison Porter and Justin Seibert, and Taryn Gurley; grandsons, Jason and Sybil Oliver, Hutch Porter, Ryan Gurley, Caleb Thurmond, Cain Thurmond; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brothers, Lewis Davis, Joel Davis, Phil Davis, all of Jefferson, and Stanley Davis, Cumming; and sisters, Faye Davis, Athens, Marsha Davis, Duluth, and Molly Brannon, Flowery Branch.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 29, at the Academy Baptist Church with the Revs. Clark Ivey and Lee Hunter officiating. Burial was at Jackson Memorial Gardens in Commerce. Honored as pallbearers were Jason Oliver, Hutch Porter, Ryan Gurley, Caleb Thurmond, Cain Thurmond, Wade Walker, Justin Siebert and Davis Walker.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Academy Baptist Church, c/o Imogene Roncadori, 3777 Commerce Rd., Jefferson, GA 30549, or to Family Connections, c/o Jackson County Department of Family and Children’s Services, Athens St., Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.