El Mirasol Hotel In Santa Barbara In 1910
Mrs. Joyce Porner, 1926-2012
The mother of our classmate Colin Porner, ’67.


Mrs. Joyce Winifred Porner, age 86 of Thurmond, North Carolina, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Yadkin Nursing Care Center. Mrs. Porner was born March 17, 1926 in Kent, England to Ada and Cyril Ferguson. She married her husband, Frederick Ernest Porner on November 23, 1948.


Mrs. Porner’s hobbies included singing in community chorus, teaching children’s church, baking, knitting, and spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite hobby was making others laugh with her great sense of humor.


In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Ernest Porner, in 2009.


Survivors include: her sons, Colin Porner and his wife Debbie of Hawaii, Carl Porner of Thurmond; daughter, Helen Cofer and her husband Rick of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Inge Sewell of Turkey, best friend, Kay Sisk of Mt. Airy, five grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.


The Porner family will have a private service at a later date.


The family requests that memorials be made to Yadkin Nursing and Care Center, 903 W. Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055 or Elkin Presbyterian Church, 151 Hillcrest Drive, Elkin, NC 28621.


The family would like to share their deep appreciation to all the staff of Yadkin Nursing and Care Center.


At Mrs. Porner’s request make someone laugh, give each other a hug, do something nice for someone today.

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