Commonwealth Journal

Obituaries

August 15, 2013

Eugene Mitchell

Somerset — Eugene Mitchell, age 83, of the Slate Branch community, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 27, 1929 in the Pole Bridge Community of Nancy, Ky. to the late Grayson “Pete” and Wanda Fitzgerald Mitchell.

He was a member of Slate Branch Baptist Church where he was an active member, serving as a deacon and former treasurer, and served on the building committee. He was a member of the Russell Masonic Lodge #284 and he was a Mason for over 50 years. He retired as Supervisor of Maintenance of 34 years with the Corps of Engineers. Eugene enjoyed gardening, bee keeping, fishing and orchard growing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Luther Mitchell, Norton Mitchell and Russell Mitchell; and a sister, Lula Bell Mayfield.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sylvia Randolph Mitchell, whom he married on Aug. 19, 1949. To this union they were blessed with one son, Ronnie (Carolyn) Mitchell of Somerset, Ky.; five grandchildren, Kevin (Malynda) Mitchell, Kelly Mitchell, Kasey Compton, Kolton Mitchell and Kyra Mitchell; and one great-grandchild, Maime Compton.

He is also survived by three brothers, James (Beverly) Mitchell of Somerset, Ky., Roy (Brenda) Mitchell of the Slate Branch community, and Brent Wayne (Carrie) Mitchell of Paletine, Ill.; and four sisters, Inez Jones of Haggertown, Md., Lela Mae Meyers of the Slate Branch community, Roberta (Bro. Elmo) Mounce of Somerset, Ky.; and Elsie Roberts of the Slate Branch community.

Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Chapel A of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

The Russell Masonic Lodge #284 will conduct Masonic Rights Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Chapel A of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at 11 a.m. in Chapel A of Southern Oaks Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in the Floyd Family Cemetery in the Slate Branch community.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Slate Branch Baptist Church Youth Group.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

James Napier Jr.

James Napier Jr., age 75 of Somerset, Ky., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at his residence.

He was born March 19, 1938 in Melvin, Ky. to the late James Sr. and Melissa Newsome Napier.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Pamela Hall.

He is survived by his daughter, Denise Watkins of Richlands, N.C.; 11 brothers and sisters; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A private funeral service will be held by the family.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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