W.E. (Gene) Mitchell of Hiawassee, Georgia, formerly of Austell, Georgia, passed away November 23rd, 2011, following a period of declining health. He was born to the late Robert T. and Chloe (Turner) Mitchell on August 4th, 1932 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Gene was a member and a deacon of McConnell Baptist Church in Hiawassee, Georgia. He was also a member of the Towns County Gideons.
Gene also had the honor of serving as Chairman of the Towns County Water Authority.
He was an active member of the Lions Club of Towns County for many years, and served as Secretary, Treasurer, President, and Director. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Mountain Fair.
After 30 years with the Fulton County Sheriffâs Office, he attained the rank of Major. He is also a Life Member of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia and had served as area director numerous times. He was a member of the Fulton County Fraternal Order of Police.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen (Presnell) Mitchell of Hiawassee, GA; his son, Keith Mitchell and his wife Lisa of Alpharetta, GA; son, Paul Mitchell and his wife Reneâ of Acworth, GA; daughter, Julia Mitchell Holden and her husband Russell of Douglasville, GA; daughter, Genean Mitchell Womble and her husband Tom of Villa Rica, GA; seven grandchildren, Chloe and Preston Garrison, Krystina Mitchell, Sarah Mitchell, Jonathan Mitchell, Heather Holden, Lauren and Andrew Scheuer, Jessica Womble; and two great grandchildren, Ryan Mitchell and Braedyn Scheuer.
The family will have visitation at Banister Funeral Home on Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The funeral will be Saturday, November 26th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at McConnell Baptist Church in Hiawassee, Ga.
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