September 14, 2011

Harlan Erwin Mitchell

Mr. Harlan Erwin Mitchell, 87, of Dalton, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at Hamilton Medical Center.

He was the son of the late Wright and Mary Adelia Erwin Mitchell and was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Helen Jones Mitchell, in 2004; brothers, Douglas Wright Mitchell Jr. and John C. “Johnny” Mitchell; and sister, Jane Mitchell Bramlett.

Erwin is survived by his children, Erwin and Mary Jo Mitchell of Marietta, Marilyn Davidson of Atlanta and Leslie and Steve Zeller of Dalton; six grandchildren, Erwin Mitchell III of Lookout Mountain, Mary Lee and Max Waggerman of Marietta, David Wright Mitchell of Dalton, Delia Davidson of St. Petersburg, Fla., Leah and Peter Talmers of Chicago and Elizabeth and Scott Mitchell of Dalton; 10 great-grandchildren, Caroline, Anna Lee, Meg, Maddie, David Erwin, Mary Grace, Helen, Katherine, Lilly and Lynlee; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. William C. “Bill” Mitchell and Lucy Lane Lambert Mitchell of Winter Park, Fla.; and his lifelong friend and secretary of 56 years, Allene Redwine of Dalton; nieces and nephews also survive.

Memorial services are Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Dalton First United Methodist Church with Dr. Robin Lindsey officiating.

The family will receive friends in the atrium of the church Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.

The family requests that flowers please be omitted and memorials be made to Dalton First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 627, Dalton, GA 30722-0627.

Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton, is in charge of arrangements.

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