AUGUSTA, Ga. - Clyde V. Mitchell, age 78, of Augusta, passed away, Tuesday afternoon, November 5, 2002, at University Hospital. native of Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., he had resided in Augusta in the early and mid 1950s and returned permanently in 1965 from Ethiopia. Mr. Mitchell had retired in1966 from the U.S. Army Signal Corp. at Ft. Gordon, as an E-7, Sergeant First Class after 23 years of active duty. During his active duty service, he served in WW II as a Gunner, transferred to the Military Police after the war, then to the Signal Corps. He continued as a Civilian Instructor at Ft. Gordon until retiring in 1981 with 37 years of total military service. He was a former member of Green Meadows Country Club, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is preceded in death by one daughter, Helene Creech, who passed away in 1994. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Madeleine Mitchell, a native of Paris, France, of Augusta; their son, C. "Steve" Stephen Mitchell, Augusta; their daughters, Cynthia Nelson-Palmer, Peachtree City, Claudine L. Mitchell, Augusta, ; two brothers, Carl Nelson Mitchell, Jr., Athens, and Paul Clifford Mitchell, Chattanooga, Tenn.; four sisters, Margaret Brannan, Harrison, Tenn., Maxine Thurman, Chattanooga, Tenn., Janette Ratledge, Athens, Tenn., and Pauline Powell, Cincinnati, Ohio; three grandchildren, Brian Patrick Nelson-Palmer, Brigitte Elaine Nelson-Palmer, and James Stephen Paul Mitchell; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, November 8, 2002, at the chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday at the funeral home. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, or the American Cancer Society.
The Augusta Chronicle November 7, 2002