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Eighth Generation (Continued)

Family of Dorothy Lee TAYLOR (274) & Robert Scott PORTER

357. Carol Melanie PORTER. Born on 11 Feb 1953 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

On 4 May 1973 when Carol Melanie was 20, she first married Doctor Henry Franklin STAGGS. Resided in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee in Jun 2002. They were divorced in 1982.

They had the following children:
i. Ivy Allison. Born on 30 Sep 1976 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. At the age of 31, Ivy Allison died in Plano, Texas on 2 Oct 2007.

Obituary: STAGGS, IVY ALLISON Born on September 30, 1976 in Memphis, TN and passed away on October 2, 2007 in Plano, TX. Graduated in 1995 from J.J. Pearce High School in Richardson and from Texas Womens University in 1999. She is survived by her mother, Melanie Porter White and father, Dr. Henry F. Staggs; 2 sisters, Wendy Staggs-Cummings and husband, Brian, and Lauren Staggs; grandparents, Robert and Dorothy Porter; and a host of loved ones. She also leaves behind fiance, Douglas Freeman. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30PM Friday, October 5, 2007 at Restland Funeral Home. Memorial service will be 2PM Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Waterview Church of Christ, 1409 N.Waterview Richardson, TX 75080

On 15 Jun 2002 when Ivy Allison was 25, she married Sammy HEJAZI, son of Hasan HEJAZI Doctor, in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee. They were divorced.

Marriage Announcement: Ivy Allison Staggs and Sammy Hejazi were married June 15 at Flake-Kee Acres in Carroll County. The ceremony on the lawn was officiated by the minister Len O'Bryant at the historical homeplace circa 1854 of the bride's maternal grandmother. The wedding was followed by dinner in a tulle-covered tent down by the cedars with a bluegrass band, horses and fireworks under the moon. Ivy represents the seventh generation and is the first grandchild to ever marry on the grounds of the homeplace. Ivy and Sammy were both able to enjoy reunions with a host of relatives from their respective families. Ivy is the daughter of Melanie Porter White and her stepfather, the late Benjamin D. White, III, of Richardson, Texas, and Dr. and Mrs. Franklin Staggs of Nashville. She graduated in 1999 from Texas Women's University and is in telecommunications sales. Sammy is the son of Jamila Hejazi of Cookeville and Dr. Hasan Hejazi of Nashville. He graduated in 1989 from Tennessee Technical University and is an electrical engineer and shareholder in a communications firm. The bride wore a shoulderless white gown of a hand-sewn pearl sequined corset and an elbow length snood veil with a choker of pearls. Her bouquet consisted of all white roses. The maids of honor were her younger sisters, Wendy and Lauren, who carried Francis Meilland Chicago Peace roses complimenting their long tearose silk skirts. Flower girls Carolyn Porter, Mariah Shaw and Nicole Fuquay wore long white dresses adorned with fairy wings. The best man was the groom's brother, Fred Hejazi. The groomsmen were Jim Shaw and Don Fuquay. The ringbearer was Benny Porter. Upon return from their honeymoon to the Mayan Rivera, the couple will reside in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, Texas.

ii. Wendy Meredith. Born on 28 Dec 1978 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.


On 9 Sep 1999 when Carol Melanie was 46, she second married Benjamin D. WHITE III.

358. Brian Taylor PORTER Senior. Born on 1 Sep 1955 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

On 21 May 1977 when Brian Taylor was 21, he married Darelen NELSON, daughter of Dick NELSON & Jewell ?, in Texarkana, Arkansas.

They had the following children:
i. Brian Taylor. Born in Nov 1982 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

ii. Heather Nicole. Born on 27 Sep 1985 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

iii. Hunter Nelson. Born on 27 Sep 1985 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.


359. Scott Anthony PORTER. Born on 21 Jun 1956 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

On 20 Aug 1976 when Scott Anthony was 20, he married Karen WISER, daughter of Frank WISER & Ruby ?.

They had the following children:
i. Nicholas Scott. Born on 4 Aug 1982 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

ii. Kevin Reese. Born on 11 Apr 1985 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

iii. Christopher Grant. Born on 26 Sep 1991 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.


360. Brett Alan PORTER. Born on 18 Oct 1961 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

On 27 Jul 1985 when Brett Alan was 23, he married Shelia Gay COFIELD, daughter of Brinton Hudson COFIELD (1933-1991) & Carlyon Fay WESTER (1944-). Born on 28 Nov 1963 in Alabama.

They had the following children:
i. Jacob Brett. Born on 27 Sep 1991 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

ii. Joseph Robert. Born on 8 Dec 1994 in Carrollton, Denton County, Texas.

iii. Carolyn Lee. Born on 21 Mar 1996 in Carrollton, Denton County, Texas.

iv. Benjamin Garrett. Born on 21 Mar 1996 in Carrollton, Denton County, Texas.


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