Lewellyn Hurt Porter
Lewellyn Hurt Porter, 91, died Friday, January 27, 2017 at Cordelia Manor in Cordele, Ga. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 in the chapel of Hughes & Wright Funeral Home. Pastor Joe Brookshire officiated the services. Tamara Jacobs played the piano for the service. Mrs. Porter’s sister Linda Kennedy gave a eulogy at the service. Elaine Hammock, Dot Idone and Sherrill Steffanini sang “I Won’t Have to Worry Anymore.” Dot Idone sang a solo of “Well Done Well Done.” The service ended in a congregational song of “Amazing Grace.” Burial followed in Sunnyside cemetery. Pallbearers were: Eddie Kennedy, Craig Smith, Mike Helms, Wes Jacobs, Chase Clary, Chandler Clary and Art Perry. Honorary pallbearers were the church family of New Covenant Church of Cordele.
Mrs. Porter was a native of Cordele and the daughter to the late William Alexander Hurt and the late Fannie Pearl Jones Hurt. She was a retired seamstress for Roobin’s Department Store. She was a part of the New Covenant Church of Cordele Family. She was very active in church where she was a Sunday school teacher, Youth Director and Missions Director. Mrs. Porter was a Pink Lady for the Crisp Regional Auxiliary and enjoyed sewing and cooking. Mrs. Porter was predeceased by her first husband Wilburn Thomason and her late husband James Horace Porter. She was also predeceased by her brothers: William A. Hurt, Jr., Winifred Hurt and John Edward Hurt; sisters: Inez Hurt Whittaker and Lois Hurt Taylor.
She is survived by her sisters: Caronee Hurt Boyd of Warner Robins, Ga., Wynell Hurt Howell and her husband Clark of Cordele, Ga., Katherine Hurt Smith of Plainville, Ga. and Linda Kennedy and her husband H.E. of Cordele, Ga. Although she was not blessed with children of her own, she dearly loved her nieces and nephews and was affectionately known by them as “Granny Lew.”
The family of Mrs. Lewellyn Hurt Porter would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Fellowship Home at Cordelia Manor, Dr. David Kavtaradze and his staff and Reflections Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at www.hughesandwright.com. Hughes & Wright Funeral Home, Inc. was honored to be entrusted with these arrangements.