The Reverend William Edwin Mitchell
The Reverend William Edwin Mitchell, age 81, of
Benton, Arkansas, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004. He was born in Heloise,
Tennessee where he graduated from high school. After being drafted into the U.S.
Army, serving in the Signal Corp in the China, Burma, India Theatre he returned
to the States graduating from Memphis State University with a B.S. in Music. He
also attended Southwestern College in Memphis, now Rhodes College. He later
received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Sewanee, The University of The
South's School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1958. His ministry began in
Stuttgart at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, later becoming the minister at St.
Andrew's in Kansas City, Missouri, Christ Church in Red Wing, Minnesota, School
Chaplain at St. James School for Boys in Faribault, Minnesota, Grace Episcopal
in Galena, Illinois, and St. Matthew's in Benton, Arkansas. After his retirement
he served the Bishop and Dean at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock,
making hospital calls and services at the church.