SHELBY - Evelina Porter Panther, 83, of 411 Stice Shoal Road, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Kings Mountain Hospice House. A native of Cleveland County, she was born Dec. 23, 1930, daughter of the late C. Neil and Gertrude Champion Porter.
She was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great and great-great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Bobby and Norman Porter; and one sister, Lucille Greene.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years, H.K. Panther of the home; one daughter, Judy Bolin and husband Thomas of Shelby; two sisters-in-law, Brenda Porter of Kannapolis and Joan Spencer of Kings Mountain; one brother, Gene Porter and wife Joy of North Augusta, S.C.; three grandchildren, Timothy Scott, Jeffrey Todd and Josh Bolin; eight great-grandchildren, James, Jonathan, Kindra, Josh, Jennifer, Minnie and Jeremiah Bolin; one great-great-grandchild, Camden Bolin; one special great-grandchild, Makayla Bolin, who took care of her; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Funeral service: 1 p.m. Friday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby Chapel
Officiated by: The Rev. Tim Trexler
Burial: Will immediately follow in Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Building Fund, 1227 Mt. Sinai Church Rd, Shelby, NC 28152. or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com