Class of 1943
~ National Honor Society
~ Most Likely to Succeed
|Former Paris resident and longtime
legal secretary Mary Porter Stiles, 89, of Chattanooga died Monday, November
A graveside service is planned at 11:45 a.m. Thursday in Maplewood Cemetery, with Robert Martin officiating.
Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, where she was a lifelong member and had sung in the choir. Born July 18, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Dudley Porter Sr., a one-time Paris attorney, and Mary Bolling Porter. Her husband, Charles H. Stiles died in 1959.
She also was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, Daughters of the American Colonists and a former member of the Paris Garden and Janusette Delphian clubs. She was a descendant of Tennessee Gov. James D. Porter and great-granddaughter of J. D. C. Atkins.
A family member said she loved her Lord and served him in many ways with her “beautiful voice.”
She leaves longtime family friend and caregiver: Fred Joyce and special friend Anne Crosswy.
A brother, Dudley Porter Jr., preceded her in death.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, Paris.
Reprinted from THE PARIS
November 20, 2013 Edition ~ Used by Permission
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