Candace Carla Mae Porter

SALEM — Candace Carla Mae Porter, 35, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019.

Candace was born July 4, 1984, in Centralia, daughter of Debra Porter and John Cook.

Candace is survived by her daughter: Alexis Shoots of Salem, father: John Cook and wife Brenda of Centralia, a grandmother: Shirley Calclasure of Salem; grandfather: J.C. Calclasure; two brothers: Dominick Cook of Centralia and Chris Cook of Centralia; two aunts: Tammy Phillips and husband Dave of Woodlawn and Tina Deadmond of Centralia; and two uncles: Roger Porter of Centralia and Shane Porter and wife Julie of Centralia; and serval cousins.

Candace was preceded in death by her mother: Debra Porter, grandfather: Roger Porter, grandparents: George and Evelyn Cook, and one uncle: Brian Mitchell.

Per the wishes of Candace’s family, cremation rites will be accorded and a private family burial at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Porter family.

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