William Earl Mitchell
William Earl Mitchell, 67, of Waterford, died March 17, 2017, at Methodist Hospital in Germantown, Tenn. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army and on the Usher Board. He was a retired factory worker at Aurora Pump, Aurora, Ill.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on March 22 at New Hope MB Church in Waterford, where he was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery. Rev. Bessie Tables officiated. J.F. Brittenum and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He leaves his wife, Margaret Perez Mitchell; two children, Marcus House of Aurora, Michael Pryor of California; three stepchildren, Thomas Bazos of Aurora, Francine Bazos of Glenview, Ill., Alexandra Lestina of Oswego, Ill.; four sisters, Rosie Claborn of Abilene, Texas, Sally Thompson of Oxford, Anna Mitchell, Ora Lee Mitchell, both of Waterford; two brothers, James Mack Mitchell of Aurora, Thomas Mitchell of Waterford; 23 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.