Michael David “Ink” Mitchell
March 22, 1979 -
December 21, 2014

Visitation

Service 

December 26, 2014
11 a.m.

Interment

Obituary

Memorial service for Michael David “Ink” Mitchell, age 35, of Fayetteville, will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Mr. Mitchell passed away Sunday at Lincoln Medical Center.

Mr. Mitchell was native of Lincoln County, the son of Anita and Dwayne Clark and Toney and Emmalienne Mitchell. He was a veteran of the National Guard.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his wife Tina Mitchell, daughters Karlee Mitchell, Haley Jones, Whitley Kratz and husband Jason, grandchildren Hunter, Tanner and Gunner Kratz, Noraa Jones, sisters Elizabeth Russell and husband Kenny, Katie Mitchell and niece Zoey Russell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael Mitchell Memorial Fund at the Bank of Lincoln County.

Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of Michael David “Ink” Mitchell.

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22 Comments

  1. Wanda Scott

    So sorry to hear about your loss of Michael. He was a great person and friend to many. May God be with each of you !!!!!

    Reply
  2. Wanda Scott

    I am deeply saddened to learn about your loss of Michael. He was a great person and friend to alot of people!!! He will be forever in our memories. God be with all of the family!!!!!

    Reply
  3. Brenda,Joe Burns and Landon Taylor

    Brenda Burns I was so saddened to have heard this.He was such a nice guy and worked on a lot for us at Gatlins .He so loved dealing with my grandson Landon Taylor and his friend Josh Price and myself and Joe , and working with us on arrows or to chat. He inspired a Lot of young and old!.Our prayers go out to all of you

    Reply
  4. Tom Cahill

    I only knew him at Bucca but he was a great person to be around. I am a 5 now, but I can only hope to be half the professional and awesome example of an NCO that he was. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Reply
  5. Darla Bonner

    Ink was the main reason we had the confidence to start the 4-H Archery Team. He was always helpful and kind to the team members, always an expert in the sport, and always excited when we succeeded. We have suffered a great and irreplaceable loss.

    Reply
  6. Jeff Bonner

    On behalf of my family, I am deeply saddened to know of “Ink’s” death. His kindness and attention to my daughter, Caroline, was an example of his contributions that left an impact upon the community. Caroline was very interested in archery. Michael’s tutoring, patience, and attention to her unique learning style immediately built a love for the sport and admiration for the man that took the time to develop her skills. He was always respectful, courteous, and kind to me and my family. I cannot ever recall a time that he did not take a moment to speak to my children with genuine kindness and concern, building in them a sense of importance when they were in his presence. His instruction and kindness in support of the 4-H archery program, a program my wife started to further my children’s passions as well as those of many of the children active in 4-H, were equally praiseworthy. As a combat veteran I fully understand the risks he was exposed to while representing his country and defending our ideals and interests. He did so with honor and purpose. Our nation, community, and my family lost a good man and a friend. Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to his family and we hope our Creator will heal his family’s heart and provide them comfort during this difficult period.

    Reply
  7. Cary Coleman

    INK you will be greatly missed. It was an honor to serve with you.

    Reply
  8. Debbie Morris

    I can only imagine the pain of the broken hearts this terrible loss has brought to all of Michael’s family. You all are in my prayers.

    Reply
  9. Jessica Stinson

    I remember him from when I was young he was such a good guy I’m sorry he’s gone I will pray for you

    Reply
  10. Jessica Stinson

    I remember him from when I was young he was such a good guy I’m sorry he’s gone and I will pray for you

    Reply
  11. Laura (Hall)

    Tony, I am soo sorry for your loss. May the lord be with you, your family, Anita and your family during this time of sorrow. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you.. Laura (Hall) Wright

    Reply
  12. NANCY WOODS

    I am so sorry for your loss. he was a wonderful person and we loved him dearly.

    Reply
  13. Terri Campbell

    Tina and family, I am so sorry for your loss.. I loved Michael like a lil brother. He will be missed dearly!

    Reply
  14. Betty Lou Pirtle Dunivan

    I am so sorry for the loss of this young man. I know you are devastated. Always remember and treasure the memories. Love sent to you all! Blessed be!
    Betty Lou

    Reply
  15. Charlotte McMullins

    Tina and family, we are so sorry to hear about this, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Charlotte Webb McMullins
    Edwin and Virginia Webb

    Reply
  16. Judy Brown

    So sorry for your loss I’ve been there so I know your hurt and pain God be with you and your family.

    Reply
  17. anna & billy rhodes

    Dwayne, Nita & Elizabeth so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Reply
  18. anna & billy rhodes

    Dwayne,Nita& Elizabeth so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Reply
  19. Jean Baker

    I cannot put into words the sadness I feel for the loss that you having to endure. I know I cannot ease your pain, but know that God has a greater plan in store. I haven’t spoken to Michael in a while, I thought a lot of him. I have had the pleasure of knowing his wonderful parents whom I think the world of. If my family can do anything please just let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

    Reply
  20. Cindy Mitchell

    Michael you will be missed. May you rest in piece and watch over everyone and keep us all safe. I know you will still be hunting up in heaven. Love you sweetie!

    Reply
  21. Patricia Bevels

    Anita I am sorry about this. Please let me know if I can do. God is so Good. Patricia Bevels

    Reply
  22. Charlotte Brown

    Dewayne, Nita, Elizabeth, and Michael’s family I never met: please know how very sad I am at this tragic accident. Jim and I have both been grieving for you all since we found out. Please know that we are here if you need us…we loved Michael as a kid, hanging out w/Chad: had some adventures back then! Lost touch as he got older. May the comfort of God be with you all….love y’all…Charlotte and Jim

    Reply

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22 Comments

  1. Wanda Scott

    So sorry to hear about your loss of Michael. He was a great person and friend to many. May God be with each of you !!!!!

    Reply
  2. Wanda Scott

    I am deeply saddened to learn about your loss of Michael. He was a great person and friend to alot of people!!! He will be forever in our memories. God be with all of the family!!!!!

    Reply
  3. Brenda,Joe Burns and Landon Taylor

    Brenda Burns I was so saddened to have heard this.He was such a nice guy and worked on a lot for us at Gatlins .He so loved dealing with my grandson Landon Taylor and his friend Josh Price and myself and Joe , and working with us on arrows or to chat. He inspired a Lot of young and old!.Our prayers go out to all of you

    Reply
  4. Tom Cahill

    I only knew him at Bucca but he was a great person to be around. I am a 5 now, but I can only hope to be half the professional and awesome example of an NCO that he was. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Reply
  5. Darla Bonner

    Ink was the main reason we had the confidence to start the 4-H Archery Team. He was always helpful and kind to the team members, always an expert in the sport, and always excited when we succeeded. We have suffered a great and irreplaceable loss.

    Reply
  6. Jeff Bonner

    On behalf of my family, I am deeply saddened to know of “Ink’s” death. His kindness and attention to my daughter, Caroline, was an example of his contributions that left an impact upon the community. Caroline was very interested in archery. Michael’s tutoring, patience, and attention to her unique learning style immediately built a love for the sport and admiration for the man that took the time to develop her skills. He was always respectful, courteous, and kind to me and my family. I cannot ever recall a time that he did not take a moment to speak to my children with genuine kindness and concern, building in them a sense of importance when they were in his presence. His instruction and kindness in support of the 4-H archery program, a program my wife started to further my children’s passions as well as those of many of the children active in 4-H, were equally praiseworthy. As a combat veteran I fully understand the risks he was exposed to while representing his country and defending our ideals and interests. He did so with honor and purpose. Our nation, community, and my family lost a good man and a friend. Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to his family and we hope our Creator will heal his family’s heart and provide them comfort during this difficult period.

    Reply
  7. Cary Coleman

    INK you will be greatly missed. It was an honor to serve with you.

    Reply
  8. Debbie Morris

    I can only imagine the pain of the broken hearts this terrible loss has brought to all of Michael’s family. You all are in my prayers.

    Reply
  9. Jessica Stinson

    I remember him from when I was young he was such a good guy I’m sorry he’s gone I will pray for you

    Reply
  10. Jessica Stinson

    I remember him from when I was young he was such a good guy I’m sorry he’s gone and I will pray for you

    Reply
  11. Laura (Hall)

    Tony, I am soo sorry for your loss. May the lord be with you, your family, Anita and your family during this time of sorrow. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you.. Laura (Hall) Wright

    Reply
  12. NANCY WOODS

    I am so sorry for your loss. he was a wonderful person and we loved him dearly.

    Reply
  13. Terri Campbell

    Tina and family, I am so sorry for your loss.. I loved Michael like a lil brother. He will be missed dearly!

    Reply
  14. Betty Lou Pirtle Dunivan

    I am so sorry for the loss of this young man. I know you are devastated. Always remember and treasure the memories. Love sent to you all! Blessed be!
    Betty Lou

    Reply
  15. Charlotte McMullins

    Tina and family, we are so sorry to hear about this, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Charlotte Webb McMullins
    Edwin and Virginia Webb

    Reply
  16. Judy Brown

    So sorry for your loss I’ve been there so I know your hurt and pain God be with you and your family.

    Reply
  17. anna & billy rhodes

    Dwayne, Nita & Elizabeth so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Reply
  18. anna & billy rhodes

    Dwayne,Nita& Elizabeth so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Reply
  19. Jean Baker

    I cannot put into words the sadness I feel for the loss that you having to endure. I know I cannot ease your pain, but know that God has a greater plan in store. I haven’t spoken to Michael in a while, I thought a lot of him. I have had the pleasure of knowing his wonderful parents whom I think the world of. If my family can do anything please just let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

    Reply
  20. Cindy Mitchell

    Michael you will be missed. May you rest in piece and watch over everyone and keep us all safe. I know you will still be hunting up in heaven. Love you sweetie!

    Reply
  21. Patricia Bevels

    Anita I am sorry about this. Please let me know if I can do. God is so Good. Patricia Bevels

    Reply
  22. Charlotte Brown

    Dewayne, Nita, Elizabeth, and Michael’s family I never met: please know how very sad I am at this tragic accident. Jim and I have both been grieving for you all since we found out. Please know that we are here if you need us…we loved Michael as a kid, hanging out w/Chad: had some adventures back then! Lost touch as he got older. May the comfort of God be with you all….love y’all…Charlotte and Jim

    Reply

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