The Reverend William Edwin Mitchell

Obituary Notice

     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. 
     He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Fulkerth Mitchell of Benton, one son, William R. Mitchell of Palatine, Illinois, and one daughter, Mary Clare Mitchell of Benton. 
     There will be a memorial service Friday, at 11am at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral officiated by Bishop Larry Maze and The Very Reverend Henry L. Hudson. Burial of ashes will follow in the church garden. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, Memorials in lieu of flowers should be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Parish or Saline Memorial Hospice, #1 Medical Park Place, Benton 72015.


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