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James E. Porter, 79, Brown County

James E. Porter, 79, life-long resident of Brown County, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Jan. 28, 2014 at Brown County Health & Living Community.

James was born in Brown County May 24, 1934 to the late Ray A. and Mary C. (Derringer) Porter. As a child, James was a survivor of the polio virus which he contracted at 14 months. He spent many months at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis with his parents and siblings not being allowed to visit very often. James went on to graduate from Helmsburg High School in 1953. He married Barbara Ann Hayworth Dec. 11, 1955 at Sprunica Baptist Church. She preceded him in death July 13, 2013.

James retired after 30 years of service as an assembly worker from General Motors Truck and Bus Plant in Indianapolis. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union Local 23 in Indianapolis. James was also a founding member of the Brown County Antique Machinery Association and was one of the volunteers who helped clear the land for the Brown County 4-H Fair Grounds in 1972. He also attended Unity Baptist Church during the 1960s and '70s.

James is survived by his children, Michael (Christy) Porter of Spencer and Stephanie Kritzer of Brown County; his siblings, Thelma Mae (Gene) Arvin of Indianapolis, Lois (Marlow) Sanders of Brown County, Audrey Anna (Harold) Beasley of Indianapolis and William Allen Porter of Brown County; five grandchildren, Mandy Porter of Ellettsville, Kristopher (Nicole) Kritzer of Brownsburg, David James Porter of Spencer, Steven Porter of Cloverdale and Kaitlyn Kritzer of Brown County; and several nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Porter; and a son-in-law, Kendall Kritzer.

He enjoyed participating in tractor shows with his Allis Chalmers tractors, and spending time with his family.

The Rev. Jeff Tryon will conduct a funeral service at 11a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of James to the Brown County Antique Machinery Association, P.O. Box 308 Morgantown, IN 46160.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Porter family meredith-clark.com.

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    Read to dogs at the library
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  • July 5
    Brown County Radio Hour to air Episode 40
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  • July 7
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    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • July 7
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    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • July 7
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  • July 8
    Brown County Radio Hour to air Episode 40
    6 p.m. WFHB FM 91.3 and 100.7
  • July 8
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  • July 8
    Washington Township Advisory Board
    7:15 p.m. BC (Nashville) Fire, 231 E. Main St.
  • July 9
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 9
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • July 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
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    10 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • July 9
    Gospel hymn sing
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    BC photography club
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    Volunteer Fair at The Seasons
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  • July 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
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    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
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    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
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    Brown County Council
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    Rock & mineral club
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  • July 20
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    WRAPS
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