2013-11-21 / Obituaries


Lewis Clay “L.C.” Portis, 69, of Suggsville died Nov. 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born to the late Lee Andrew Portis and Ara Wilson Portis. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Whatley.

Survivors include his wife, Roisene Portis, Whatley; four daughters, Carolyn Portis, Adella Portis, Mattie (Larry) Hudson, all of Gosport, Augustina (Elderidge) Owens, Mobile; two brothers, Fred (Mary) Portis, Minister Fredrick Portis, both of Suggsville; one sister, Shellie (Charlie) Pugh, Toddtown; 13 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends; a devoted friend, Laria Williams, Gainestown.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Michael Portis and two sisters, Lee Etta Portis Foster and Clearetta Portis Abston.

Viewing will be Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service at the First Baptist Church of Whatley with Rev. Fernell Pendleton, pastor and eulogist. A burial will be in the Wayman Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Wayman Chapel Fellowship Hall.

Condolences to the family at www.viewobit.com.

Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson will direct. (44-1tp)

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