Obituary – Auther Mitchell
Retired Y-12 machine cleaner
Auther (Ray) Mitchell, 50, of 121 Richards Dr., Oliver Springs, died Tuesday morning at his home, as the result of a massive heart attack.
Mr. Mitchell retired on Oct. 1 of this year as a machine cleaner in the fabrication division of the Y-12 Plant, where he had been employed since March 21, 1954.
He was a member of Frost Bottom Missionary Baptist Church of Oliver Springs. He enjoyed doing mechanical work on cars and trucks, vegetable gardening and hunting.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Emma Jean Burton Mitchell; three daughters, Jeannie Carroll of West Outer Drive, Connie Jean Mitchell of 105 Edinboro La., who is employed at K mart in Oak Ridge, and Diane Mitchell of the home; two sons, Danny Ray Mitchell of Coalfield and Billy Joe Mitchell of Oliver Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Leona Robbins, Mrs. Ruth Lawson, both of Oliver Springs, and Mrs. Bethelene Wynn of Danville, Ill.; four brothers, Hugh Mitchell, also of Danville, Roscoe Mitchell of Catlin, Ill., Pettibone Mitchell and Oscar Mitchell, both of Oliver Springs; and six grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Beech Park Baptist Church of Oliver Springs, with the Rev. Howard Hannah officiating. Burial will be in Black Oak Cemetery on Route 5, Clinton.
The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at Sharp Funeral Home of Oliver Springs.
From The Oak Ridger – Thursday, December 31, 1981
[Transcribed by Troy Mitchell]