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Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home

517 Clay St., Arkadelphia, AR

Phone: 870-246-4551

Pauline Porter

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Published: December 30, 2012

Pauline P. Porter (Age 90) died on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 at home in Alexandria, Va. Polly grew up in southern Arkansas with her brother and four sisters. She enjoyed her time at A&M in Magnolia - especially the attention of a special football player.

She and her football player, Wallace Porter, married in April of 1943 after he completed his military training. Following the war, they settled in Fayetteville, N.C. where Polly started her career as a bookkeeper for a number of local businesses. In 1981 she and Wallace retired to Edgemont AR to enjoy time with family and new friends. Twenty years later she moved to Alexandria, Va. to be closer to family. Always interested in others, Polly made friends that she kept close for the rest of her life. She enjoyed her cup of tea in the morning and looking over her flower garden.

Polly is survived by her daughter, Ruth Willis; son-in-law, Larry Willis; granddaughter, Jessey Willis; a younger sister, Mary Cheatham, and several nephews and nieces.

Family and friends are invited to Ruggles-Wilcox Funeral Home, Arkadelphia, Ark. on Sunday, Dec. 30 at 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at noon, at the Delamar Family Cemetery near Manning. Although Polly loved flowers, memorial contributions to Southern Arkansas University Foundation, Southern Arkansas University – Box 9174, 100 E University, Magnolia, Ark. 71753-9973. Sign on-line guest book at

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