Carmellio A. Portera, age 84 of Jemison (formerly of Gardendale) passed away April 20, 2008. He was retired from Ed Molison Chevrolet in Birmingham. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Lousie Portera and his grandson, Phillip J. Reeves Jr. He is survived by his children, Carmellio a. Portera Jr., Anita (Phillip) Reeves, Marion (Eddie) Slatton; brothers, John Portera, Charles Portera Jr., sister, Camellia Swindle; six grandchildren, Kelley Johnson, Stacey Townsend, Tracey Causey, Ed and Vincent Slatton and Angela Reeves and 14 great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel with burial in Moncrief Cemetery.

Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel, 2229 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL 35071, (205) 631–6252

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