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SARA HELEN PORTMAN

After a courageous battle with cancer, she succumbed at the young age of 62.  Her infectious personality made countless people cherish her friendship.  We all are grateful for the wonderful memories she gave us.  And also we can’t say enough about the animals she loved: her pet store, Canine Palace, and the annual Wag-O-Ween fundraiser.

Sara was preceded in death by her parents John and Dorothy Evans.

Surviving are her husband, Greg; daughter, Bridgett Witt; sisters, Barbera Dickerson, Heather Snipes, Anne Hubbard, and Mary Kirkendoll, and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be sent to the animal rescue charity of your choice.

Online Condolences

  1. Stanley Walls says:

    I am saddened by the news of Sara’s passing. I send my condolences to all of the Portman family. May Sara rest in peace. Stanley and Linda Walls

  2. Kathy Hoover says:

    Greg,
    My heart hurts from this news. I am so sorry she has gone on, but she is with her loved ones. I will miss her so much and I know all of her family and friends will. May peace be with you.
    Kathy Hoover

  3. Vicki & Phil says:

    I believe Sara has crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and was met by all those she loved who went before (led by Deana, of course!).
    The rest of us will mourn her loss and remember her wonderful life. She was decent, kind, funny, brave, sometimes quite wacky, and always our friend. She was incredibly good to all of us – 2 legged and 4 legged. She will be missed! Well done, Sara!

    With much love, Vicki & Phil

  4. Tami and Michael Kicklighter says:

    Dear Bridgett and Greg, we send our condolences and prayers. Know that we share your pain. Her love, generosity and sense of humor will be greatly missed.

  5. Bobby Manson says:

    I am so saddened to hear of Sara’s passing. Sara was such a sweet person with a wonderful sense of humor as well as an amazing and caring animal lover. My thoughts and prayers are with Greg and all the family. during this time.

  6. Miriam Center says:

    Dear Greg,
    I am heartsick to hear of Sara’s death. I think of all of you as my children. Please let me hear from you so I can throw my arms around you and remember all the wonderful moments our families shared.
    Love
    Miriam Center

  7. Karen Otto says:

    Greg and Bridgett, I am very sad to hear the news of Sara passing. I will miss her friendship and kindness.The great memories of her will be with me always. She loved all 4-legged.. She will be greatly missed.

  8. Pat & Tom Anderson says:

    Greg, we are so sorry to hear of Sara’s passing. We send our condolences to your and your family. I (Pat) met Sara at a memorial for one of my special friends many years ago. She was a lovely and caring lady. I know she will be missed.

    Love Pat & Tom

  9. Alice Kirchinger says:

    Greg Bridgett and family. Sara was a one of a kind person. She brightened the days of many people far and wide. She will be missed by all. Prayers are with you all.

  10. John and Cathy Dravis says:

    Greg,. John and I learned of Sara’s passing and her cancer battle today from mutual friends. We are so sorry and thinking of you during this tremendous loss. Enjoyed stopping by her shop chatting with her pretty smile and big heart. I will always remember her now when I hear the Stones! Love you and will be in touch when back in Savannah end of month. Love and miss you friend, John and Cath

  11. Genie Brazzeal says:

    I’ll miss Sara, especially her laugh and compassion for animals. We met when she headed the Sunday dog-walking group and remained friends.
    It so hard for me to believe she’s gone.
    May her memory be eternal!
    ❤️

  12. Joyce Whittal says:

    Greg, John Phillips and I are deeply saddened to hear of Sara’s passing. She was such a sweet person and was always up for a conversation. The Dog Lovers here in Savannah will miss her kindness and her support of the events locally helping all dogs & owners. Sara will be missed Our sincere condolences to all that loved this special lady.

  13. Elizabeth Andrews says:

    I was heart broken to hear about Sara. She was a dear sweet lady and friend. Greg my sympathies and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love, Elizabeth Ford Andrews

  14. Dawn Kirchinger says:

    Dave and I were deeply saddened by the loss of a great lady, friend and animal lover. She believed in me when no one else did and her humor was al what the doctor ordered. She was our first friend in Savannah. All the injured, meek and unwanted fur babies will follow her into heaven when she passes the Rainbow Bridge. RIP lovely Lady. Until we meet again.

  15. Beverly and Jim Flanagan says:

    Greg,
    We are sorry to hear this news. Sara cared for the human and canine members of our family for so many years. We miss her. Rest in Peace our friend and peace to those you left behind.

  16. Don Jamerson says:

    Dear Greg, Bridgett, and Sara’s Sisters,
    My sincere condolences to all the family. Sara was a beautiful, kind and loving person who will be missed by all persons who had the pleasure of knowing her. She will not only be welcomed home by the Lord but also will be welcomed by Uncle John and Aunt Dorothy.
    We remaining ” Evans” family members will certainly miss Sara.
    May God be with you all and comfort you.
    Don Jamerson, Sylvania, Ga

  17. Lynne Flanary says:

    Sara was a special person! Animal rescue organizations have lost one of their biggest champions! At Rainbow Bridge the precious pups are running across to greet her with wet kisses! Love them all for those of us that miss them…rest in peace, dear Sara. We will miss you!

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