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Bob Collins
02-08-2014, 04:42 PM
Below are the arrangements for Gary Mitchell.
Bob Collins

Gary Thomas Mitchell

Dates:
Death date: February 7, 2014

Obituary:
A graveside service for Gary Thomas Mitchell of Cordele will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Zion Hope Cemetery in Crisp County. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Rainey Family Funeral Services. Gary passed away Friday at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton. Born in Atlanta, he was the son of the late Thomas Walter and Anne Lawson Mitchell. Gary was a veteran of the United States Army and was a crew chief (RET) with NOAA. He was an excellent cook and one of the founders of the Crisp County Gun Range. He was affiliated with the Friends of the NRA and was a member of the Hall of Fame for Bench Rest Shooting. Gary is survived by a son and his wife, Jimmy and Holly Mitchell of Cordele; the mother of his son, Laura Mitchell of Cordele; grandson, Navy Gunner Mate, Christopher Thomas Mitchell of Norfolk, VA, granddaughter, Hannah L. Mitchell of Granado, TX, god-son, Bryan Newton of Cordele, granddaughter, Maelyn Akin and grandson Kendall Akin, both of Cordele. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Miller. Flowers will be accepted, but the family requests that memorials to honor Gary be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or online at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.