Gladys Blankenship Mitchell
February 12, 1925 -
February 5, 2013

Visitation

February 8, 2013
10AM - 2PM

Service 

February 8, 2013
2 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Blankenship Mitchell, age 87 of Murray, Kentucky, formerly of Fayetteville will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery beside her husband Taylor Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell passed away Tuesday February 5, 2013 at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray, Kentucky.

She was a native of Paint Rock, Alabama on February 12, 1925 to the late Walter Gray and Minnie Blankenship. Mrs. Mitchell enjoyed playing the guitar and singing and was a member of the Stewart’s Chapel Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Gayle Mitchell of Gallatin, TN, Mitzi Fawley and husband Blair of Springfield, TN, Teresa Butler and husband Dan of Murray, Kentucky, four granddaughters, Haley Dickson of Springfield, TN, Kelly Townsend of Florence, AL, Erin Pugh and husband Josh of Goodlettsville, TN, and Taylor Hopkins and husband Chris of Murray, Kentucky, also a nephew Grady Daniel along with several other nieces and nephews survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Taylor Mitchell and one
sister Zelma Daniel.

Visitation with the family will be Friday from 10am-2pm at the funeral home.

Video Services

6 Comments

  1. Robin Shelton

    This page isn’t big enough for all the wonderful memories I have of Aunt Mutt. She helped Mama Minnie raise me and show me some really fun times that I would not have seen as a growing girl. From carrying me on vacation to giving me a job, she made sure that I experienced everything her own children did. I truly believe that even if I suffer from the same illness that I will never forget her kindness towards me growing up. I hate knowing that I can’t see those pretty dimples that never disappeared with age but I am glad to know that from now on she will recognize every face she sees. Rest in Heaven’s peace my dear Aunt Mutt.

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  2. Michelle Noles

    Gail and Mitzi,
    So sorry to hear about your mother, my thoughts and prayer’s are with you and your family at this diffcult time. Really thought the world of your mother. She was a wonderful person. May your days ahead be brighter.

    Love always,
    Michelle Noles.

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  3. Billy & Donna Miles & Family

    We are so sorry girls and Mr. Grady about the loss of this dear sweet lady… She was a very special person, she loved to play her guitar and sing… I can remember one time she brought Rodney down to the fairground and let him drive her truck around the track, and of course a kid he was flying and she came back to the barn and her wig was tilted to one side…but like Aunt Mutt we had a big laugh…May GOD wrap His arms around you all and bring you the peace and comfort you need at this time… Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers…..

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  4. Carol Currey Roe

    Remembering so many special times when
    visiting the Mitchell home. Gladys was like
    a second mother and her daughter, Gayle,
    was and is a very special friend. Special
    thoughts and prayers are being sent at this
    difficult time. Love to Gayle and family.

    Reply
  5. LA-GAY HORTON

    O my gosh, Where to start from church at Stewarts Chapel singing in the choir. We had to sometimes help her up the steps but her voice carried so beautifully. I can hear her singing now Working on a Building. She would play that guitar and sing all day. When we were at Paula’s house we sing all night, and she was not remembering good then but she knew every word of the songs. What a wonderful lady. Prayers are with all the family. May your days ahead be brighter.

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  6. Barry Smartt

    Remember Ms Gladys cooking at the aution barn in Flintville, when i was a kid..May God bless her family at this time of loss…

    Reply

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6 Comments

  1. Robin Shelton

    This page isn’t big enough for all the wonderful memories I have of Aunt Mutt. She helped Mama Minnie raise me and show me some really fun times that I would not have seen as a growing girl. From carrying me on vacation to giving me a job, she made sure that I experienced everything her own children did. I truly believe that even if I suffer from the same illness that I will never forget her kindness towards me growing up. I hate knowing that I can’t see those pretty dimples that never disappeared with age but I am glad to know that from now on she will recognize every face she sees. Rest in Heaven’s peace my dear Aunt Mutt.

    Reply
  2. Michelle Noles

    Gail and Mitzi,
    So sorry to hear about your mother, my thoughts and prayer’s are with you and your family at this diffcult time. Really thought the world of your mother. She was a wonderful person. May your days ahead be brighter.

    Love always,
    Michelle Noles.

    Reply
  3. Billy & Donna Miles & Family

    We are so sorry girls and Mr. Grady about the loss of this dear sweet lady… She was a very special person, she loved to play her guitar and sing… I can remember one time she brought Rodney down to the fairground and let him drive her truck around the track, and of course a kid he was flying and she came back to the barn and her wig was tilted to one side…but like Aunt Mutt we had a big laugh…May GOD wrap His arms around you all and bring you the peace and comfort you need at this time… Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers…..

    Reply
  4. Carol Currey Roe

    Remembering so many special times when
    visiting the Mitchell home. Gladys was like
    a second mother and her daughter, Gayle,
    was and is a very special friend. Special
    thoughts and prayers are being sent at this
    difficult time. Love to Gayle and family.

    Reply
  5. LA-GAY HORTON

    O my gosh, Where to start from church at Stewarts Chapel singing in the choir. We had to sometimes help her up the steps but her voice carried so beautifully. I can hear her singing now Working on a Building. She would play that guitar and sing all day. When we were at Paula’s house we sing all night, and she was not remembering good then but she knew every word of the songs. What a wonderful lady. Prayers are with all the family. May your days ahead be brighter.

    Reply
  6. Barry Smartt

    Remember Ms Gladys cooking at the aution barn in Flintville, when i was a kid..May God bless her family at this time of loss…

    Reply

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