Ben Joe Porter

Published 6:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2003

Services for Ben Joe Porter of Bogue Chitto are 3 p.m.,Thursday, Feb. 6, at Brookhaven Funeral Home Chapel with burial inConcord Baptist Church.

Visitation is today from 5-10 p.m., at the funeral home.

Mr. Porter, 65, died Feb. 4, 2003, at his residence. He was bornin Smithdale on July 14, 1937, to Lawrence Porter and BerniceHerring Porter.

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He was retired from Homelite, and Dickerson and Bowen. He was amember of Gum Grove Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his father; a brother, John Porter;and a sister, Juliette Westbrook.

Survivors are his mother, Bernice Porter of Bogue Chitto; hisbrothers, George Porter of Bogue Chitto, and Daniel Porter ofBrookhaven; his sister, Rachel Etienne of New Orleans; and numerousnieces and nephews.