June 24, 2013

Irene V. Mitchell

— Mrs. Irene V. Mitchell, 85, of Dalton, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, June 23, 2013, at the local hospital.

Irene was born April 3, 1928. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Oscar “Buck” Mitchell; son, Sammy Mitchell Sr.; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and John Hudson, and Shirley and Virgil Dempsey; mother and stepfather, Emma and Jack Holland; and sister, Marie Parsons.

Irene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She loved and cared for her family very much. She was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Karen Mitchell, Ricky and Ingrid Mitchell, and Vicky Mitchell, all of Dalton; daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Thomas Pappas of Dalton, and Cathy and Howard Kelly of Chatsworth; grandchildren, Randall and Theresa Dempsey, Shelly Hill, Susan Mitchell, Corby Mitchell, Adrienne and Mark Hankins, Sammy and Heather Mitchell Jr., Josh Kernea and his fiancee, Tasha Thomason, Jennifer and Jody Davenport, Melissa and Derek Voiles, Matt and Carrie Mitchell, Kasey Mitchell, Shannon Mitchell and Michelle Mitchell; a number of great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.  

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Irene Mitchell will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Billy Willis officiating.

She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Randall Dempsey, Josh Kernea, James Gibson, Sammy Mitchell Jr., Brandon Dempsey and Michael Curtis serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton.