Elvie H. Porter
BELLVILLE — Elvie H. Porter, 65, of Smith Road, died Friday morning, April 20, 2007, in his home.
He was born Jan. 13, 1942, in West Virginia to Eph and Ethel (Holbrook) Porter. Elvie worked at Shiloh Corp. of Mansfield for over 36 years. A jack of many trades, he worked in several departments carrying out any task at hand. He was working in the shipping and receiving department when he retired in 2004.
Elvie was a member of First Baptist Church of Bellville. In his earlier years he taught Sunday school and shared his musical gift of playing the guitar by praising God through music in the church quartet. Having a love for nature, Elvie enjoyed fishing, gardening and mowing the lawn.
Nothing was as important to Elvie than his family, including his wife, five daughters and all of his grandchildren. He always looked forward to seeing family at annual reunions down home at the 4-H camp. After the passing of his first wife, Elvie married Mary Elizabeth (Hobbs) Porter, a lifelong family friend on May 13, 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Porter; five daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Bruce Williams of Mount Vernon, Penny and Rob Schmidt of Fredericktown, Angela and Jerry Peters of Mount Vernon, Tammy Porter of Ashland, and Linda and Don Atherton of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren, Kristina and Daniel Stagg, Kenny Williams, Bobby and Melissa Schmidt, Brad and Amanda Schmidt, Logan, Seth and Erin Cox, Michaela, Arianna and Cierra Porter, and Zane and Gabriel Atherton; two great-granddaughters, Hailey Renae Stagg, Bailey Renae Schmidt, and an expected great-grandson, Porter Reed Schmidt; three stepchildren and their spouses, Brenda and Brent Holmes, Mary Hobbs, and Susan and Raymond Squires; two stepgrandchildren, Amanda Holmes and John Squires; nine brothers and five sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Elvie was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean Rae Porter, on Aug. 16, 1997, his parents; a granddaughter, Kelly Jo Williams; a stepgranddaughter, Marion Elizabeth Squires; and a brother.
The family will receive friends Sunday, April 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. Pastor Dave Peppler will officiate, burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to Southern Care Hospice or Relay for Life may be made at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family can be made by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Mary L. Spencer
MOUNT VERNON — Mary L. Spencer, 79, of 9420 Green Valley Road, died April 19, 2007, at Knox Community Hospital.
She was born Aug. 26, 1927, in Acova, Pa., to William and Ruth (Shrive) Davies. She was a founding member of the Dolphins Wives Club.
She is survived by three brothers, Robert (Teresa) Davies, Joseph (Carolyn) Davies and Charles (Mickey) Davies; three sisters, Joan (Bud) Putman, Pat (William) Williams and Betty (Al) Brockelman; five sons, Carl A. (Dixie) Spencer, Michael A. (Laura) Spencer, James A. (Kelly) Spencer, Lorren E. Spencer and Scott W. (Fawn) Spencer; three daughters, Kara A. Cherryholmes, Edith M. (Dennis) Bates and Mary L. Wirick; daughter-in-law, Sue Spencer-Payne; 11 grandchildren, Ryan M. Spencer, Neil A. Spencer, Randall G. Spencer, Christi L. Shinabery, Amy J. Pruitt, Jason M. Cherryholmes, Jeremiah M. Cherryholmes, Adrianna L. Wirick, Chase L. Wirick, Shayne A. Beck and Chelsae C. Beck; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence C. Spencer, in 2000; a son, Richard A. Spencer; a brother, Lt. Col. William Thomas Davies; and two sisters, Marian Sammis and Dorothy Hull Sammis.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the North-Dilley Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.dilleyfuneralservice.com.
Arlene M. Williams
GILBERT, Ariz. — Arlene M. Williams, 79, of Gilbert, Ariz., and formerly of Mount Vernon, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at the Banner Hospice of Eldorado in Gilbert, Ariz.
She was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Mount Vernon to Arlin and Eudora Lillian (Woodford) Byall. Arlene worked as a cook in the Mount Vernon City School system for 47 years. She had most recently worked at Ryan’s Steak House in Mount Vernon.
She is survived by a son, Ray (Barb) Williams of Glenmont; a daughter, Sandy (Darrell) O’Dell of Mount Vernon; three grandchildren, Matt (Tonya) Emery, Lee (Tara) Williams, Jackie (Donald) Marofsky; five great-grandchildren, Kendrick Russell, Holly Emery, Tatianna Emery, Dalton Emery and Alyxis Williams; and a brother, Leroy “Sonny” Byall.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul D. “Foggy” Williams; and her canine companion, Duchess.
Friends may call Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, where a funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lloyd Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Greer Wesleyan Church, 20189 Nashville Road, Glenmont, OH 44628. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.