James L. Mitchell
James Luther "Pap" Mitchell, 81, of Berkeley Springs, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at the Winchester Medical Center, Winchester, Va., following an extended illness.
Born December 22, 1925 in Hancock, he was the son of the late Jacob Luther and Esther Marie Landers Mitchell.
He attended public schools in Maryland.
He was a member of Alpine United Methodist Church, where he served as superintendent for many years.
He was retired from Mack Truck in Hagerstown, with 21 years of service. Prior to that, he was a mechanic at Rauth Motors, in Hagerstown.
He was a veteran of WWII, serving with the 3rd Army as a jeep driver. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and liked to travel and hunt for mushrooms.
He is survived by his wife Gladys Louise Fox who he married July 16, 1948; one son, James D. Mitchell, Berkeley Springs; two grandchildren, Donna Esthel Hovermale and Andrew Franklin Mitchell; four sisters, Janice and Jeanie Stoutler, Molly Young and Bonnie Baggant, all of Hancock; two brothers, Wilbur "Bus" Mitchell, Hancock and Robert Mitchell, Amaranth, Pa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, James D. "Jamie" Mitchell, Jr.
Funeral services were conducted Friday, June 29 at the Alpine United Methodist Church, with Pastors Bob Walker and Steve Dawson officiating. Interment in the Alpine Cemetery. Full graveside military honors were accorded by the Tri-State honor Guard.
The Helsley-Johnson Funeral Home, Berkeley Springs, handled the arrangements.