Mary Porterfield

Mary Porterfield

Ronceverte-Mary (Mugs) Porterfield, 91, passed away Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea after a short illness.

Mugs was born May 17, 1923, at Ronceverte, the daughter of the late Jerd and Nettle Helmintoller.

She was a homemaker and loved attending Zion’s Light Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred (Buzz) Porterfield; sisters, Ina Morgan and Edna Fullen; brothers, Luther Helmintoller and Leroy Helmintoller.

Survivors include: her children, Twila Norman (Tom) of Ronceverte, Vinnie Blake (Gary) of Roanoke, VA and Freddie Porterfield (Teena) of Ronceverte; sister, Margary Henkle Henry of Portsmouth, VA; seven grandchildren, Barry Norman (Donna), Chad Norman (Diana), Jeff Blake (Tina), Nannette Robinson, (Greg), Jennifer St Clair (Jeremiah), Dale Porterfield and Amy Porterfield; two step-grandchildren, Susan Morrison (Jeff) and Stephanie Hamilton (John); 11 great-grandchildren; seven step-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Rita Dowdy; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 30, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Ronceverte where Rev. Gary Baker officiated.

Burial was in the Greenbrier Regular Baptist Church Cemetery.

Friends called Sunday, Nov. 30 at the funeral home before the service.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Zion’s Light Baptist Church Missions.

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