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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.

  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.