The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


December 10, 2013

Willie Mitchell

Willie Don Mitchell, 85, of Athens passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at home. Mrs. Mitchell was born Dec. 1, 1928, in Lauderdale County to William David Cox and Myrtle Evelyn Chandler Cox.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Bill Irby officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Visitation is from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Mitchell was a member of Hobbs Street Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Mitchell; parents, William and Myrtle Cox; two grandchildren, Carissa Mitchell and Shawn Wright; and brother, Bill Cox.

Survivors include two daughters, Ann Wright of Madison and Betty Sandlin of Athens; two sons, David Mitchell of Tampa, Fla., and Jeff Mitchell of Athens; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Dixie Kelley of Rogersville; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be members of Hobbs Street Church of Christ.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Hospice of Limestone County.

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