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William Solon Mitchell transitioned peacefully from earth to heaven, surrounded by his children and loved ones on the morning of Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Rowan Novant Medical Center in Salisbury.

He was the fourth of five children born to Ramie Loid Mitchell and Mamie Lee Millsaps Mitchell on September 21, 1933 in Alexander County, North Carolina.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Jane Davis Mitchell in 1991; his second wife, Ellamae Pearson Robinson Mitchell in 2008; his eldest sister, Mary Louise Mitchell Walsh in 2018; his brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy {2015} and Sylvia Lackey Davis {2012}; and two infant nephews, Stevie Walsh and Barry Davis.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his son, the Reverend Rickey Dale Mitchell and wife, Rita Pardue Mitchell; his daughter, Susan Jane Mitchell and special friend, Junie Cranford; two grandsons, Daniel Scott Mitchell and wife, Tina Crouch Mitchell and Brian Dale Mitchell and wife, Carrie Gullett Mitchell; two great-granddaughters, Anna Elizabeth Mitchell and Amelia Jane Mitchell, all of Hiddenite; his brother, R.L. Mitchell, Jr. of Salisbury and his wife, Camelia Fulbright Mitchell of Stony Point; two sisters, Hilda Mitchell Hayes of Lexington and Becky Mitchell Burke and husband, Alvin Burke of Taylorsville; his sisters-in-law, Margaret Davis Millsaps and husband, Clint and Ann Davis McLain, all of Hiddenite; his friends Wells Cranford of Durham and Brian Kennedy of Miami, FL; many nieces, nephews and cousins and the surviving members of the Hiddenite High School Class of 1951.

Visitation was on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service in Taylorsville.

A graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Robert Herron on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Rocky Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery in Hiddenite with Military Honors by the Disabled American Veterans. Honorary Attendants included members of Hiddenite High School Class of 1951. A reception followed in the church.

At the family’s request, donations should be given to the Hiddenite Community Helpers Food Pantry, P.O. Box 84, Hiddenite, NC 28636 or the Rocky Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 397, Hiddenite, NC 28636.

The Mitchell Family was served by Alexander Funeral & Cremation Service in Taylorsville.

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