SHELBY-Mrs. Margaret Alexander Porter, 92, went to be with her Lord, on Feb. 7, 2013, at Givens Health Center of Asheville.
A native of Robeson County, she was the daughter of the late James Forrest and Lula Spivey Alexander.
Mrs. Porter was a member of Central U.M.C. and was a former district officer of W.S.C.S. (U.M. Women). She was a Pink Lady volunteer at Cleveland Regional Medical Center, and was a hospice volunteer for 15 years. She was an avid bridge player, and was affectionately known as "MaMoo" to her great-granddaughter.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Paul B. Porter; three brothers, Douglas, J.F. Jr., and Rev. Hoyle Alexander; and sister, Cleo Dean.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Ellen Porter Warlick of Boiling Springs; sister, Dorothy Vickers of Winchester, Va.; grandson, Tanner Warlick and wife Christine of Danville, Ky.; great-granddaughter, Lula Warlick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Porter will lie-in-state for friends to view from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home. The family will not be present during that time.
Visitation: The family will receive friends following the service, at the church, in the Porter Activity Center.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Sunday at Central United Methodist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Craig Langston and Dr. John Boggs
Burial: Private burial at Cleveland Memorial Park
Funeral Home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to Central U.M.C., 200 E. Marion St., Shelby, N.C. 28150 or Life Enrichment Center, 110 Life Enrichment Blvd., Shelby, N.C. 28150
Online Condolences: www.claybarnette.com