Pauline Dickens Porter, age 93, passed away on Thursday May 29, 2014 at the Waddell Nursing Home. She was born in Carroll County, Virginia on November 15, 1920 to the late Anderson and Fannie Hanks Dickens. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Philip Porter; one brother Rennie Dickens; and sisters Verna Dickens, Ima Dickens Felts, Ila Dickens Felts and Iver Dickens, infant.
Survivors include her sons and spouse Ronald Philip and Sharon Porter and Terry Joe Porter all of Galax, Virginia; five grandchildren and spouses Chris and Karen Porter of Hillsville, Virginia; Kerri Porter of Galax, Virginia; Rachel Porter, Rhiannon and John Hunter and Zachary Porter all of Johnson City, Tennessee; one step-grandson and spouse Justin and Candace Iroler of Hillsville, Virginia; five great-grandchildren Rachel Claire and Ryann Cate Hunter of Johnson City, Tennessee; Angelica, Philip and Allison Porter all of Hillsville, Virginia; two step-great-grandchildren Catrina and Carson Iroler of Hillsville, Virginia; brothers and spouse Walter and Clyde Dickens of Monroe, North Carolina; Cecil Dickens of Galax, Virginia; sister-in-law Gerry Perkins of Tucson, Arizona; several nieces and nephews.
Pauline graduated from Coal Creek High School. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church where she played piano for a number of years. She also attended First United Methodist Church of Galax. She was employed by Roses’s store for 30 years.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Oakland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Smith and the Rev. Richard Gregory officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10:00 AM until time for the funeral service at the Oakland United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Oakland Cemetery Fund.