The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


September 2, 2013

Veteran Walter Mitchell dies

Monday, September 2, 2013 — Walter Gay Mitchell, 60, of Albemarle, surrounded by his loving family, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.

Walter was born November 15, 1952, in West Virginia to the late Andrew Jay Mitchell and the late Elsie Waybright Mitchell. He is also preceded in death by sisters, Judy White Dewitt, Sylvia Cottrill and Elsie Baker.

A memorial service, officiated by Rev. Bryan Burris, was at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2013, at Freedom Holiness Church, Albemarle, N.C. Full military rites were  conducted following the service.

He is survived by his wife, Norma Burris Mitchell of Albemarle; daughters, Bailey Mitchell of Albemarle and Cathy Hellings of Wisconsin; son, Brandon Mitchell of Albemarle; stepson, Mark Butler of Richfield; stepdaughter, Keyoka Blake of Albemarle; brothers, Dallas Mitchell of Williamsburg, Va. and Clifford Mitchell of Fayetteville, N.C.; sisters, Clarindia Williams of Massilon, Ohio, Clara Mitchell of Grafton, W.Va. and Genevieve Gates of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Memorials may be made to Freedom Holiness Church, 20244 U.S 52 S., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home is serving the Mitchell family.

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