J.E. Porter, 78, of Ruidoso Downs, died Friday, June 13 in Ruidoso. A graveside service was held Sunday, June 15 at 4 p.m. at the Rockwood Cemetery at Rockwood, under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso. He was born March 4, 1925, at Utopia and moved to Ruidoso Downs five years ago from Utopia. He was a rancher. On July 8, 1947, he married Billye Steward. Survivors include his wife, Billye of Ruidoso Downs; a brother, Vernon Porter of Utopia; a sister, Ida Faye White of Boerne; and many nieces and nephews. The family requests that memorials be made to a charity of choice.