Dorothy Arelia Jacobs Porth

1919

Dorothy Arelia Jacobs was born on 25 Jul 1919 in Richland, South Carolina, USA a child of Glenn Thomas Jacobs and Lelia Ray Jacobs.

1920

D R Jacobs was counted in the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Pontiac, Richland, South Carolina, USA, as a 5-month-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, G T Jacobs and her mother, Lela Jacobs.

1930

Dorothy Jacobs was counted in the census on 07 Apr 1930 in Pontiac, Richland, South Carolina, USA, as a 10-year-old, female, single, white, daughter. Also in the home was her father, Glenn T Jacobs; her mother, Leila Jacobs; and her siblings, Louise Jacobs, Gilbert Jacobs, and Thelma Jacobs.

1938

When she was 19, she married Andrew Leroy Porth, son of A P Porth and Mary Dessie Porth, on 17 Sep 1938 in West Columbia, Lexington, South Carolina, USA at the home of Rev. L. B. Jeffcoat.

On October 9, 1938, Miss Dorothy Arelia Jacobs was mentioned in the newspaper article “MRS. ANDREW LeROY PORTH.

1940

Dorothy Porth was counted in the census on 03 Apr 1940 in Lykesland, Richland, South Carolina, USA, as a 20-year-old, female, married, white, wife. Also in the home was her husband, Andrew Porth.

1943

On November 14, 1943, Mrs. A. L. Porth was mentioned in the newspaper article “Jacobs – Turpin.

1962

On October 6, 1962, Mrs A L Porth was mentioned as a living daughter in the obituary of Glenn Thomas Jacobs.

1974

On April 5, 1974, Mrs A L Porth Or Dorothy was mentioned as a living daughter in the obituary of Mrs Leila Jacobs

1983

On October 2, 1893, Mrs Dorothy Jacobs Porth was mentioned as the living wife in the obituary of Andrew L “Roy” Porth.

1998

On June 26, 1998, Dorothy Port was mentioned as a living sister in the obituary of Mr Gilbert Boykin Jacobs.

1999

On March 20, 1999, Dot Porth was mentioned as a living sister in the obituary of Mr Elton Lee Jacobs.

2004

She died on 10 Mar 2004 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA. She was buried on 12 Mar 2004 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA at Greenlawn Memorial Park

NOTICES

Dorothy J. Porth, 84, of Columbia, died Wednesday. Plans will be announced by Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street.

Dorothy Porth

COLUMBIA — Services for Dorothy Jacobs Porth, 84, will be held Friday, March 12, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Mrs. Porth died Wednesday, March 10, 2004. Born in Richland County, July 25, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Glenn Thomas Jacobs and Leila Ray Jacobs, and the widow of Andrew LeRoy Porth. Most recently she was a resident of Wildewood Downs. Affectionately known as Mama Dot to her family and friends, she was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and eldest sister to 11 siblings.

Mama Dot was a faithful member of Greenlawn Baptist Church for over 65 years, where she was an active member of the Mattie Sligh Sunday School Class and the Florrie Rentz Circle, and served in many other capacities in her church. Mama Dot centered her life around her church, her family and especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Vivian Porth Evatt, Wanda Porth McElveen; son-in-law, H. Donald McElveen; grandchildren, James L. (Jim) Evatt, Jr., Jennifer Evatt Rayfield, Marga-ret (Meg) McElveen Wylds, Andrea Porth McElveen; and four great-granddaughters, all of Columbia. Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Winifred K. Jacobs, Donald W. Jacobs, Thelma J. Turpin, Tootsie J. Tidwell, Juanita J. Lasley, Octavia J. Peake, and Sara Alice Peake, and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers, Frank D. Jacobs, Elton L. Jacobs, Gilbert B. Jacobs, and sisters, Louise J. Hughes, and son-in-law, James L. Evatt, Sr.

Active pallbearers will be Darrell F. Tidwell, Duane R. Peake, Frank D. Jacobs, Jr., Charnell G. Peake, Scott L. Jacobs, Paul A. Jacobs, David K. Jacobs, R. Brian Rivers, and Timothy O. Peake.

Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Mattie Sligh Sunday School Class, and Frederick G. Turpin.

Dot will always be remembered for her wonderful spirit, zest for life, caring devotion to others, and her beautiful smile. Memorials may be made to Greenlawn Baptist Church, 6612 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209, or to charity of one’s choice.

March 11, 2004  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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March 12, 2004  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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Located in Greenlawn Memorial Park
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Steven James Coker

2012

On October 8, 2012, Dorothy Jacobs Port was mentioned as the deceased mother in the obituary of Mrs Vivian Porth Evatt.

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