Private burial was Tuesday morning, March 9, 2010 at Pleasant View Memorial Gardens in Fulton, with the Rev. Bill Tate officiating. Pallbearers were Mark Tomlin, Joey Brush, Dean Brush, Trey Mitchell, Ben Mitchell, Garrett Boyd, Josh Mitchell and Scott Wheeler, grandsons.
A memorial service was held the same day at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tate officiating. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 Carr St., Fulton, KY 42041.
Survivors include three sons, Vyron Mitchell Jr. (Cynthia), Newbern, Tenn.; William Mitchell (Rita), Shelbyville, Tenn.; and John Mitchell, (Kathy) St. Marys, Ga.; three daughters, Mary Elizabeth Prehm (Eddie) and Rebecca Allen, both of Paris, Tenn.; and Cindy Rodenberger (Kurt), Ringgold, Ga.; one stepdaughter, Amy Grassham, Pleasant View, Tenn.; 22 grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, 44 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, the Rev. C. Ernest Williams, Kennewick, Wash.; and one sister, Jeane Herrmann, Lisle, Ill.; and friend of the family, Eula Rose, Fulton.
She was preceded in death on Sept. 26, 1977 by her first husband, Vyron Mitchell Sr., whom she married March 18, 1943; and her second husband on July 11, 2001, Virgil B. Clark, whom she married Dec. 30, 1984; one stepson, Ben Clark; four brothers, Percy Williams, Paris, Tenn.; James C. Williams, Murray; Bryant Williams, Paris; and Dr. H. Lee Williams, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and two great-grandchildren, John Scott Wheeler and Molly Irene Mitchell.
A native of Florence, Ala., she was born Aug. 25, 1922, daughter of the late William Percy and Lucy Cowan Williams. She graduated from Grove High School, Paris, class of l940, and Whitworth College, Brookhaven, Miss. She was the author of “Small Talk,” a human- interest column, and for several years was author of “Kentucky Kin,” a genealogical column. She became editor of the Fulton Daily Leader in 1955, publisher in 1977 and retired in 1985.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Cokesbury Sunday School class; teacher of several adult Sunday School classes for more than 40 years, member of several boards and committees, and member and past president of United Methodist Women. She also was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and charter member and regent of Jacob Flournoy chapter, and member and past president of Fulton Woman’s Club.