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OBIT: Mr. Ralph Sterling Mitchell, age 71, of Hickman, TN


Mr. Ralph Sterling Mitchell, age 71, of Hickman, TN, passed away Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Mr. Mitchell was born September 5, 1945 in Cookeville, TN, the son of the late Ralph Dean Mitchell and Dorothy Ashburn. He married Patricia McKinney on July 8, 1965. Ralph was a 1965 graduate of Gordonsville High School. Ralph worked in the sheet metal business for over 35 years. He worked for Rackley Roofing and later owned his own business, Cumberland Sheet Metal. Ralph was an avid fisherman and loved spending time with his grandson, Zack.

Mr. Mitchell is survived by his Wife of 51 years; Patricia McKinney Mitchell of Hickman, TN. Daughter and Son-in-Law; Angela and Scotty Mason of Hickman, TN. Grandson; Zack Mason of Hickman, TN. Sister; Clara Mitchell of Atlanta, GA, and First Cousin; Dorothy Neil Stout of Silver Point, TN.

Graveside Services and Interment for Mr. Mitchell are scheduled to be conducted from the Gordonsville Cemetery on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 11AM with opening prayer from Bro. Bill Cowan, Eulogy from Glenda Cowan, and closing prayer from Bro. Floyd Massey.

Visitation with the Mitchell family will be held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Monday from 5PM until 8PM. The Family will gather at the cemetery just prior to the graveside service on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the Mitchell family requests memorials in Mr. Ralph’s memory be made to the Smith County Humane Society.

Pallbearers; Chris McKinney, Dennis McKinney, Buddy McKinney, Keith Thomas, Zack Mason, and Travis Dudney.