A place to remember, preserve & share information about our ancestors.


Roy Maxwell Mitchell

KINGSLAND Roy Maxwell Mitchell, 77, of Kingsland died Wednesday. Survivors are wife, Gladys Mitchell; two sons; one daughter; one brother; six sisters; 10 grandchildren ; seven great-grandchildren. Visitation Saturday 6-8 p.m., Benton Funeral Home, Fordyce. Funeral, 2 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, Kingsland. Burial, Graves Cemetery. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home, Fordyce.

Source: Arkansas Democrat Gazette, 1 Jul 2005

Roy Maxwell Mitchell, age 77, of Kingsland, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in the Jefferson Regional Medical Center at Pine Bluff.  Born October 3, 1927 at Kingsland, he was a son of the late Wallace Edward and Mary Jewell Graves Mitchell.  He was a forester for International Paper Company and a member of the First Baptist Church at Kingsland. He served in the Army during World War II. 

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Arnold Mitchell; one sister, Polly Mitchell and one granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Mitchell.  Survivors include his wife, Gladys Nowlin Mitchell, of Kingsland; two sons, Roy Edward Mitchell and Larry Ray Mitchell, both of Kingsland; one daughter, Marsha McKnight of Medical Lake, WA; one brother, James Mitchell of Sweeney, TX; six sisters, Doris Lisemby of Arkadelphia, helen Goggans of Kingsland, Kathleen Ferguson of Van Buren, Gwen Douglas of Thornton, Lavern Rotten of Voyd, TX, and Wanda Newton of Victoria, TX; 10 grandchildren, Brian, Robert and Karen Mitchell, Shannon Humphrey, Amber McKnight-Faulkner, Donald, Ronald, Braden, Cade and Cody Mitchell; and seven great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 3, in the First Baptist Church at Kingsland with Rev. David Ray officiating. Burial was in Graves Cemetery near Kingland by Benton Funeral Home of Fordyce.

Source: Fordyce News Advocate, 6 Jul 2005