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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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  • August 29
    Watermelon fundraiser on Village Green
    1 to 4 p.m. Village Green, Main and Jefferson streets
  • August 30
    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
    Mission trip presentation at Fruitdale church
    2 p.m. Midway Church,
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane