Evelyn Mitchell | 1925-2018

Published Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Evelyn Mitchell

Evelyn Mitchell, 92 of Decatur, died Sunday, April 15, 2018, at her home.

Funeral was April 20 at Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with Mark Rogers officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Chris Mitchell, James Mitchell Jr., Lance Mitchell, David Mendez, David Murray and Roy Wayne Van Huss.

Evelyn was born July 19, 1925, in Dover, Tenn., to Peter and Katie Crain. She graduated from Dover High School in 1945 and attended Nashville Business College. On Jan. 6, 1946, she met Auther Joe Mitchell at Camp Campbell. On Aug. 23, 1946, on a three-day weekend pass, she and Joe married in Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; five brothers; and three sisters.

She’s survived by sons Terry Lee Mitchell and wife, Carolyn, of Virginia, Darrell Gene Mitchell and wife, Sophia, of Arlington, James Lynn Mitchell and wife, Rachael, of Decatur; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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