Edward Mitchell, 89, of McBurg, Tennessee, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Mitchell was a native of Lincoln County and was the son of the the late Walter S. Mitchell and Ima J. Storey Mitchell. He was a member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church. He had been Sunday School Superintendent for twenty years in the Methodist denomination and had served as the chairman of the McBurg Community Center for twenty-two years.
Mr. Mitchell took pride in his farming operation and worked hard until he had to retire due to health issues.
He was blessed with his loving wife of almost 70 years, Helen O’Neal Mitchell, and with three children: Edwena (Harry) Cunningham, Wade Mitchell, and Nancy (Billy) McFadden. Other surviving family members include seven grandchildren: David (Allison) Mitchell, Dana (John III) Bryan, LeaAnne (Chris) Grissom, Betsy (Wayne) Davis, Misty (Blake) Fitzgerald, Eddie (Erinn) Cunningham, and Kyle (Ashley) Norwood; Nineteen great-grandchildren and another due in August; One great-great grandchild; His brother, Lyndal Mitchell; Many nieces and nephews, special friends and neighbors, as well as Jane Damron who thought of Mr. Ed and Mrs. Helen as her parents after her own parents passed on.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 4 until 8pm at Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2pm also at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Allan Shedd officiating. Burial will follow in Wright’s Cemetery.
Hazel Green Funeral Home is honored to serve the family and appreciates the kindness of Higgins Funeral Home in Fayetteville for the use of their facility.