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Shirley J. Porter
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A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Acacia Memorial Park in Modesto for Shirley Jean Farris Porter, 69, of Ceres. She died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004 at Memorial Medical Center.

Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Born July 18, 1935, Mrs. Porter was a native of Tuskegee, Okla., and had lived in Ceres since 1952. She was a production worker for Tri-Valley Growers for 25 years. Mrs. Porter enjoyed gardening.

She leaves behind four children, Kenneth N. Porter and Brenda David, both of Modesto, and Kimberly Abshier and Patricia Porter, both of Ceres; two brothers, Jay Farris and Hurshell Farris, both of Modesto; two sisters, Ruby Propst of Bristow, Okla., and Georgia Bratton of Dixon; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a grandchild.