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Charles M. Mitchell

Charles M. Mitchell, 71, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. He was a resident of Franklin.

Charles was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Peoga, in Brown County to Lloyd and Carrie (Graves) Mitchell.

He married Betty Ramsey on Dec. 10, 1962, in Trafalgar; they were married for 50 years.

He was a forklift driver at Arvin Industries for 30 years, retiring in 2004.

Charles was a member of the Greenwood and Columbus Moose lodges.

He enjoyed bluegrass music at the hog roast, camping and watching television. He was a fan of the Duck Dynasty show and hanging out with the guys at Lester Stevens Shop.

He was a member of the Edinburgh United Methodist Church.

He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Mitchell of Franklin; five children, Gary (Lisa) Taylor of Edinburgh, Tammy (David) Caseltine of Georgia, Melinda (Thomas) Banta of Trafalgar, Allen (Jennifer) Mitchell and Kerri (Max) Crews, both of Franklin; four sisters, Ruth Anderson of North Dakota, Shirley Barnard of Florida, Judy (Richard) Byers of Royal Center and Gail (Mark) Doucey of Bargersville; a brother, David (Lois) Mitchell of Alabama; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and his three dogs, Lucy, Cleo and Sparky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roland Mitchell; and a great-granddaughter, Hailey Hogue.

A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the Edinburgh United Methodist Church, 107 W. Campbell St., Edinburgh. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Roland Mitchell Hog Roast, 824 Harvey Taft Road, Pearson, GA 31642.

Information: 535-6880; www.jessenfuneralhome.com

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