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Marshall Davis Porter: Loris

1941 – 2021

     Marshall Davis Porter passed away on Sept. 8, at his home in Loris. He was 80.

     Born Jan. 1, 1941 in Loris, he was the son of the late George Herman Porter and the late Blanche Blanton Porter.

     Mr. Porter worked as a Fire Warden with the South Carolina Forestry Commission until his retirement and was a longtime member of Lawndale Baptist Church.

     Survivors include his two daughters, Annette Kemp and husband Russell and Cathy Jo Porter Thomas, all of Loris; three grandchildren, Marshall Hursey and wife Kimberly, Michael Hursey and wife Bonnie, and Amanda Jo Hardee; six great-grandchildren, Kayla Hursey, Mason Hursey, Kira Hursey, David “Mikey” Hursey, Logan Johnston, and Briley Johnston; two brothers, Roger W. Porter and wife Peggy of High Point and Merritt H. Porter and wife Sandra of Loris; and four sisters, Gladys Lee Oelberg of Seneca, Violet Smith of Cherryville, Elaine Shannon and husband Holliday of Conway, and Marilyn Tyner of St. Paul.

     In addition to his parents, Mr. Porter was predeceased by his wife, Mabelene Hilbourn Porter; two grandsons, Corey Thomas and Brian Bell; three brothers, Cleveland Porter, Audie A. Porter, and Larry J. Porter; and a sister, Joyce Borchert.

     Family requests that masks be worn for visitation and services.

     Funeral services were planned for 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Twin City Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Pastor Lloyd Phipps and Pastor Roger Porter officiating.

     Visitation was planned for the hour preceding the service at the mausoleum.

     Memorials may be made to Lawndale Baptist Church, 4717 Hwy 66, Loris, SC 29569.

     A guest register is available here.