Mrs. Mertice Porterfield, 98, a resident of Fort Deposit, Ala., died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Crowne Health Care. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Fort Deposit United Methodist Church with Rev. Dennis Carlson, Rev. Gil Barrow and Rev. Richard Ramsey officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow at Myrtlewood Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Deposit United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Porterfield was preceded in death by her parents, Orby and Kate Harrison; husband, John Henry Porterfield; sister-in-law, Edna Earle Porterfield; half-brother, Ira Mac Harrison, and half-sister, Era Mae Harrison; brother-in-law and his wife, Jessie and Bessie Porterfield.
She is survived by her son, Dr. J. Roland Porterfield (Idonia) of Greenville, Ala.; grandchildren, Victoria Ramsey (Richard) of Marietta, Ga., and Dr. John R. Porterfield Jr. (Cassie) of Birmingham, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Virginia Ramsey and Sarah Ramsey of Marietta, Ga., and John R. Porterfield III, Hallie Porterfield and Natalie Porterfield of Birmingham, Ala.; and cousin and close friend, Eric O. Cates of Greenville, Ala.
Pallbearers will be Dr. John Porterfield Jr., John R. Porterfield III, Ben Bowden, Chad Blankinchip, Stephen Blackwell and Ted Roquemore. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of Fort Deposit United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Fort Deposit United Methodist Church P.O. Box 398 Fort Deposit AL 36032 or to a Christian charity of one’s choosing.
Online condolences may be made at www.dunklinanddanielsfh.com.