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Phyllis (Smith) Porter, 78, Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Phyllis A. (Smith) Porter, 78, Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away Aug. 27, 2013, at Boca Raton Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.

She was born May 27, 1935, in Brown County to Emmett Smith Sr. and Hattie Mae (Gates) Smith.

Phyllis graduated from Nashville High School and worked for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for several years.

Phyllis married Raymond Wade Porter in 1961 while he was a pilot for Cummins Engine Company. His employment later took them to Sewickley, Pa., Sparta, N.J., and then to Deerfield Beach, Fla., where they have made their home for many years. Phyllis was an active and supporting member of GFWC Women's Club in Deerfield Beach and volunteered many hours in their library.

Phyllis is survived by husband, Wade; and their three children, Robert Porter of Sparta, N.J., Lisa Shepherd (Robert) of New Bethel, N.Y., and Nancy Porter of Ocala, Fla.; and grandchildren, Jessica, Jonathon, Gregory, Geoffrey, Victoria, Timothy and Shelley. She is also survived by two sisters, Hazel Gorby (Arliss) of Wooster, Ohio, and Bettie Johnston (Phillip) of Martinsville; three brothers, Emmett Smith (Karen) of Brown County, Gary Smith of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Terry Smith (Jane) of Brown County; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Martha Alice Johnson and Mary Ellen Smith; and one brother, John Smith.

A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Henderson Cemetery in Gnaw Bone.

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