JEFFERSON – Sergeant Albert Grady (A.G.) Mitchell Jr., 92,longtime Jefferson businessman and World War II veteran, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010.
Born in Jackson County, he was the son of the late Albert “Rip” and Lillian Venable Mitchell. He founded and operated Mitchell Hardware and Building Supply continuously since 1950.
Mitchell was a United States Army Veteran of World War II, serving as a member of the 1061st Engineer Port Construction and Repair Group. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with one Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.
He was the oldest charter member of the American Legion in the State of Georgia, a lifetime member of the Jefferson Lion’s Club and a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church for 80 years.
Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Toney Mitchell; a son, Jerry Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Judy Marlowe Mitchell; and sister, Amelia Lawson.
Survivors include a son, Billy Mitchell, Bogart; daughter-in-law, Linda Mitchell, Jefferson; grandchildren, Mitch and Christi Mitchell, Shane and Darrell Chaisson, Karen and John Canupp, Bill and Patty Mitchell, all of Jefferson, Kellie and Tom Fletcher, Athens; great-grandchildren, Chase and Brayson Mitchell, Alexandra and Connor Kinney, Will Fletcher, Ridge and Riley Chaisson, Lilly Grace and Mitchell Canupp, Craigan and Chanzlee Mitchell.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 12, at 11 a.m., from the chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Minister Tom Plank officiating. Burial will be in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery in Jefferson. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe Elrod, Jim Joiner, Ronnie Hopkins, Jim Toney, Donald Roberts and Tom Gordon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, June 11, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, is in charge of arrangements.