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Charles M. Mitchell, 71, Franklin

Charles M. Mitchell, 71, Franklin, passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

Charles was born Aug. 20, 1942, in Peoga, Brown County to Lloyd and Carrie (Graves) Mitchell. He married Betty Ramsey Dec. 10, 1962, in Trafalgar; they were married for 50 years.

He was a forklift driver at Arvin Industries for 30 years, retiring in 2004. Charles was a member of the Greenwood and Columbus Moose lodges. He enjoyed bluegrass music at the hog roast, camping and watching television. He was a fan of the Duck Dynasty show and hanging out with the guys at Lester Stevens Shop. He was a member of Edinburgh United Methodist Church. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Mitchell of Franklin; five children, Gary (Lisa) Taylor of Edinburgh, Tammy (David) Caseltine of Georgia, Melinda (Thomas) Banta of Trafalgar, Allen (Jennifer) Mitchell and Kerri (Max) Crews, both of Franklin; four sisters, Ruth Anderson of North Dakota, Shirley Barnard of Florida, Judy (Richard) Byers of Royal Center and Gail (Mark) Doucey of Bargersville; a brother, David (Lois) Mitchell of Alabama; 19 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and his three dogs, Lucy, Cleo and Sparky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roland Mitchell; and a great-granddaughter, Hailey Hogue.

A funeral service was conducted Dec. 9 at Edinburgh United Methodist Church. Visitation was Dec. 9 at the Edinburgh church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Roland Mitchell Hog Roast, 824 Harvey Taft Road, Pearson, GA 31642.

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  • December 17
    Hamblen Fire District
    7 p.m. Hamblen Fire Station, 4650 Sweetwater Trail, Nineveh
  • December 17
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 17
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District Board
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7606 State Road 45, Unionville
  • December 17
    Brown County Government Offices to close for lunch hours
    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • December 18
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 18
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West