Cover photo for Merle Porter's Obituary
Merle Porter Profile Photo

Merle Porter

December 17, 1937 — July 10, 2020

Merle Porter

Merle Lodge Porter, 82, of Pelham, Georgia died Friday, July 10, 2020 at her home.  Merle was born December 17, 1937 to Rufus L. and Audrey Godwin Lodge in Mitchell County, Georgia.  She was an active member of First Baptist Church of Pelham where she served on many committees including Financial Committee.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She worked for Family Bank in Pelham for many years and then retired from the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 59 years Andrew Jackson Porter, her brother Morris L. Lodge, her daughter Tesa Porter Barron and her granddaughter Maria Johnson.  She is survived by her daughter Carol Ann Porter Elrod and her husband Steve Elrod, her grandchildren Jennifer Elrod and John Rufus Barron and her great granddaughter Chloe Johnson.  Visitation will be held at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home from 2 – 3 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM in the Chapel with a private interment at Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Rev. Matt Peek will officiate. Billy Faircloth, Jimmy Godwin, Gene Willis, Lee Flynt, Mike Dekle and Ike Godwin will serve as pallbearers. John Rich and John Butler will serve as honorary pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Society and First Baptist Church in Pelham.  

Services will be live streamed on Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home facebook page.  Social distancing will be required.  

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Merle Porter, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

2:00 - 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home and Monuments

176 Hand Ave W, Pelham, GA 31779

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Starts at 3:00pm (Eastern time)

Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home and Monuments

176 Hand Ave W, Pelham, GA 31779

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Private Interment

Pinecrest Memory Gardens

Pelham, GA

Send Flowers

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 6

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree