Edward L. Mitchell
Edward L. Mitchell, 65, of Graysville R. D. 1, died at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 1988 in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va. He had been ill for the last several years.
He was born August 5, 1923, in Graysville, a son of Zelma Wells Mitchell of Graysville and the late Stephen E. Mitchell.
He lived in Graysville all his life and was a member of the Unity United Presbyterian Church in Graysville.
He was also a member of the Graysville Volunteer Fire Co., Jefferson American Legion Post No. 954, Waynesburg VFW Post No. 4793, Waynesburg Disabled American Veterans and Graysville Knights of Pythias.
Mr. Mitchell was a self-employed farmer and for several years was an active partner in the Staggers, Kimmel and Mitchell Hardware, Feed and General Store in Graysville.
He was a co-owner and operator of the Mitchell and Baldwin Laundromat and Meat Shop in Graysville until 1978. He was last employed as a guard at the Greene County Jail, where he worked for five years and retired in 1985.
He was a 1941 graduate of Richhill Township High School. He was a former Democratic Committeeman.
He was a veteran of World War II and served as a private 1st class with the U.S. Army's 104th Infantry Division. He received a Combat Infantryman's Badge for service in France, Germany and Belgium, a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for wounds received in Aachan, Germany.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Marjorie J. Staggers Mitchell, whom he married November 21, 1943; a son, James E. (Butch) Mitchell of Jacksonville, N. C.; a daughter, Mrs. Philip (Beth Ann) Conklin of Prosperity R. D. 1; four grandchildren, Michael B. Mitchell and Biranna L. Mitchell, both of Jacksonville, N. C., and Autumn L. Conklin and Jeremy Conklin, both of Prosperity R. D. 1; and a sister, Mrs. Clifford (Martha) Bissett of Graysville.
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, PA)
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