Edward Jones Porterfield died at White Dove Personal Care Home on Friday, August 26, 2011.
He was born on May 27, 1922, in Carlton, and was the son of J. Estee and Vinia Mae Porterfield. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II receiving a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Following his service in the United States Army, he worked for the US Forestry Service as a research technician. Mr. Porterfield was a member of the Lexington Masonic Lodge, the Glade Volunteer Fire Department and the Glade United Methodist Church. Mr. Porterfield is preceded in death by his wife, Mitchella Turner Porterfield.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Lisa Porterfield; sisters, Peggy Bartell, Evelyn Knott, and Tabitha Hoffman; and granddaughters, Kristin and Kelli Porterfield.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 29, at 1 p.m. from the Glade United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wiley Carney officiating. Mr. Porterfield will lie in state at the church from 12 to 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family has asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Glade United Methodist Church Building Fund, C/O 1760 Lexington-Carlton Rd., Carlton, GA 30627.
Lord and Stephens Oglethorpe Chapel, Crawford, is in charge of arrangements.