Mrs. 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 December 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.
PRECEDED: In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by three brothers, Howard, Bobby, and Norman Porter; one sister, Lucille Greene.
SURVIVED: 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 sister-in-laws, Brenda Porter of Kannapolis, and Joan Spencer of Kings Mountain; Gene Porter and wife Joy of North Augusta, SC; three grandchildren, Timothy Scott, Jeffrey Todd, 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.
SERVICES: a funeral service will be held 12:00 pm Friday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby Chapel.
VISITATION: The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
CLERGY: Rev. Tim Trexler
BURIAL: Burial will immediately follow in Cleveland Memorial Park
MEMORIALS: In Lieu of flowers, memorials 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.
FUNERAL HOME: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby