Mrs. Jewell Mildred Powell Mitchell Pate, age 85, of Whitesburg, GA passed away Sunday September 1, 2013 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Glenda Fay Arrington, after several years of declining health.
Mrs. Pate was born October 3, 1927 in Franklin to the late Elisha Nadean Powell and Cora Lee Ragsdale Powell. Her outdoor activities included tending her flower garden and fishing for one of her favorite meals, catfish. She enjoyed cooking for her family, and one of specialties was her homemade banana pudding.
When she wasn’t at home caring for her family, she enjoyed trips to local flea markets. Before her retirement, she worked at Arnco Mills and helped manage a local lake property with her husband. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.
Funeral services for Mrs. Pate were conducted Thursday September 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM from the Chapel of Tom Stutts & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Jody Mitchell officiating. Music was offered by Greg Neighbors. Those serving as pallbearers were Shawn Thrasher, Matthew Johnson, Dustin Youngblood, and Michael Armstrong. The interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include: two daughters: Glenda Fay Arrington of Whitesburg and Ruby L. Walker of Carrollton; three sons: Virgil Mitchell of Greenville, AL; Daniel Mitchell of Easley, SC; and Ralph Mitchell of Fairburn, GA; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; five sisters: Jettie Mae Evans of Chicago, IL; Dorothy Swick of Franklin; Betty Sue Crawford of Opelika, AL; Nadean Ford of Newnan; and Mary Parrott of Pennsylvania; one brother, James Powell of LaGrange; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two husbands: Herman A. Mitchell and Floyd W. Pate; one son, James Odis Mitchell; two sisters: Nancy Nelms and Ruby Dean Powell; and three brothers: Junior Powell, Jack Powell, and Charlie Powell.
Tom Stutts & Son Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.