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Alice "Sis" Porter Dyer

June 5, 1937 — March 2, 2019

Alice “Sis” Porter Dyer, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 surrounded by her adoring family. Alice was born June 5, 1937, the baby of eight children to Joseph and Emily Locket Porter in Apache Creek, New Mexico.

Sis, as she was affectionately named by her adoring older brothers, joined a hard-working ranching family but was said to be “spoiled rotten” by her much older brothers. Alice adored her Mama and told many stories of the time they spent together; especially when her four eldest brothers enlisted during WWII.

After graduating high school, she moved to the “big city” of Albuquerque to attend business school. While working there she met a handsome, southern airman and married him a short three months later. Together, they shared a loving journey of 60 years that ended with Grover’s death in 2017.

Alice was a lover. She loved Jesus and her family above all else but had plenty of love for everyone. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church and served in most every capacity over her 58 years there. She was the Round Valley Middle school secretary for 34 plus years. While there she loved every student that crossed her path. She never met an underdog or misfit that she didn’t befriend and defend. It’s anyone’s guess and she would never tell the number of lunches, pairs of shoes, winter jackets and school trips that she funded. She loved her “school kids” and would still ask about them to the end.

Alice is survived by her daughters, Jacque (Jarrett) Easley, Mtn. Home, Arkansas, Sandra (Bob) Burke, Las Vegas, Nevada, Janet Staggs (Betsy), Chandler; Jayme (Robert) Hancock, Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Cynthia DeLeon, Clinton Rowell, Kayla Staggs, J.T. Easley, Jocelyn Gonten, Jacob Easley; great grandchildren, Gavin, Lily, Bradley, Claire, Melody, Kennedy, Lincoln; beloved sisters-in-law, Louise (J.O. Puett) Ray, Jody Hightower, Thelma (John) Hewell, all of Gainesville, Georgia; nieces and nephews, Porters and Dyers too numerous to list, but all loved so dearly by Aunt Alice.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved, Dyer; adored grandson, Eddie Staggs; six brothers, Horace, Preston, Louis, David, Eugene and Melvin; and sister, Annie McMahon.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday March 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church, Springerville, with visitation one hour prior. A luncheon will be held in the church fellowship hall immediately after the services. Interment will follow the luncheon at the Nutrioso Cemetery.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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