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Mr. Guy Linward Birchfield

Mr. Guy Linward Birchfield, age 91, of Jonesboro, passed away, February 10, 2013. He was born in Ashland, AL, on May 15, 1921 to the late Mr. and Mrs. John Brewster and Mamie I. Dora Todd Birchfield. Mr. Birchfield was in the Army Air Corps during WWII and stationed in India. He worked for Delta Air Lines from 1946-1986, where he also served on the board of the Delta Credit Union for 50 years. He was an avid golfer, Mason, Shriner, and active in numerous volunteer organizations. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. He was preceded in death by his wife; Edna Ruth Whatley, son; Jerry Linward Birchfield, brothers; Nathan Clinton Birchfield, John Ray Birchfield, Frank Willard Birchfield, sisters; Minnie Lou Brown, and Berthel Maureen Birchfield. He is survived by his wife; Maudine Birchfield, daughter Jacqueline (Charles) Houze of McDonough, daughter-in-law; Ellen (Charles) Bledsoe of McDonough, sisters; Addie Mae (L.D.) Light of AL, Maeriol Elizabeth (Byron) Minter of AL, grandsons; Todd (Ruthanna) Birchfield of McDonough, Michael (Jessica) Houze of Atlanta, granddaughters; Kelly Birchfield and husband Carter Buttram of AL, Monica (Chris) Miner of TX, Mackenzie (Al) Garrett of VA, great grandchildren; Lindsey Miner, Mallory Miner, Evan Garrett, Liam Garrett, Corey Hall, Megan Hall and Emily Hall. Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11 AM at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. He will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Dr. Mel Blackaby and Rev. Irvin Pearre will officiate. Interment will be at Sherwood Memorial Park. The family received friends on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the funeral home. Flowers accepted or contributions may be made in his name to: American Cancer Society, 301 Kelly Dr., Suite 3, Peachtree City, GA 30269, phone: 770-631-0625. Ford-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc., Jonesboro, GA 770-210-2700. www.fordstewartfuneralhome.com