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Alva Franklin Mitchell, 95, of Danville, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Danville Regional Rehab. He was born Aug. 20, 1921, in North Salem, a son of the now late James Walter and Bessie (Page) Mitchell.
Alva married Eleanor Jeanette Troth on Feb. 5, 1946.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II, in Panama and Europe. He was a member of New Brunswick Church of Christ. He was a dairy farmer and worked for Indiana Equipment Company before retiring. During retirement, Alva volunteered at the Hendricks County Senior Center.
He is survived by his daughters, Diana (Jim) Stump of Danville, Mary Ellen (Stephen) Elliott of Natchitoches, La., and Rita (William) Keaton of Rushville; sister, Mildred Sutherlin of Greencastle; brothers, Charles Mitchell of Thorntown and Jerry Mitchell of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette, and six brothers.
Family and friends will gather from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Porter Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Jamestown. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Coyle officiating. Alva will be laid to rest in the Old Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.porterfuneralhome.us.
Published on November 2, 2016
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