Mr. Robert A. Mitchell of Whiteville departed this life at the age of 97 years Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2012 at Methodist Healthcare in Somerville.
A lifelong resident of Whiteville, he was born July 7, 1915 to the late Morgan P. and Susie Coffman Mitchell. He was united in marriage October 25, 1936 to Carl Chambers Mitchell, who survives. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army, and worked as a merchant, farmer and Whiteville Postmaster. He was Methodist in belief and attended the Whiteville Church of Christ as well as the Macon Church of Christ.
In addition to his wife of 75 years, he is survived by a son, Robert B. Mitchell of Memphis; a brother, Coffman Mitchell of Batesville, Mississippi; and several grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a daughter, Alice Ann White and a stepdaughter, Bruce Goldy Bowling.