Thursday, November 07, 2013

Ann Porterfield Dies At 91

Ann Lorraine Porterfield, age 91, of LaBelle, passed away November 5, 2013 in LaBelle, Florida.

She was born Oct. 11, 1922 in Starke, FL, to the late Adam Lee and the late Clara (Calhoun) Taylor. She married Paul Martin Porterfield; he proceeded her in death on July 21, 1985. She and Paul owned and operated Porterfield Oil Distribution Company in LaBelle for over 55 years.

Her parents A. L. and Clara Taylor moved to LaBelle when she was a toddler and Mr. Taylor was hired as head cashier at the Bank of LaBelle in the mid-1920s. He later operated the Standard Oil Bulk Plant on the corner of Highway 80 and Hall (Carlisle) Street until his death. 

Ann Loraine and her husband Paul Porterfield took over the bulk plant after her father's death and moved in to the industrial park on State Road 29 just south of town. Ann Loraine and Paul were parents of two children, Paula who survives her and Lloyd who passed away several years ago. Paula's husband Ralph Bischel worked at the family-owned bulk plant until his death..

Survivors include one daughter: Paula Porterfield Bischel and grandson Loren Bischel both of LaBelle.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in Fort Denaud Cemetery with Pastor L.W. Howard officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Akin-Davis Funeral Home.

The family of Mrs. Porterfield would like to thank all of the Hospice nursing staff and caregivers for the wonderful care and concern shown to her during her illness.

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