Obituaries

Willie Ruth (Skee) Mansfield Carr, Rossville, Ga.

Willie Ruth (Skee) Mansfield Carr departed this life and entered into eternal peace on Saturday evening, December 9, 2017, at PruittHeath Care in Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.

Skee was born on July 24, 1928, the daughter of the late Oscar H. and Bessie Mansfield, in Rossville, Georgia. She graduated from Rossville High School in 1946 and retired from Rossville Chromatex-Culp, Inc. twenty years ago.

Skee was a lifelong resident of Rossville and a member of Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church. She loved to cook, sew, spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren and work in her flower beds. Skee loved the sunshine and especially long walks on the beach. She was a kind and generous person with a quick wit and keen sense of humor. She was always giving to her family and others. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Oscar H. Mansfield, Jr., Richard Mansfield and Joseph E. Mansfield; sisters, Louise Larkin and Margaret Spain; and grandson Robert Cook.

She leaves loving memories to be cherished by her son, Michael (Judy) Cook; daughters, Stephanie Cook Haakon, Patrice Cook (John) Ricks and Annette Cook Hoppe.

Grandchildren, Paul Haakon, Danielle Dyer, Casey Williams, Todd (Kelly) Williams, Kerry (Tony) Pritchard and Shannon Cook; Great grandchildren, Aerik, Alex, Jacie, Storm, Rayne, Maylon, Madi, Jory, Alexander and Ryder.

The family would like to sincerely thank all the physicians, nurses and staff at PruittHealth who cared for Skee during the past nine years of her life and special thanks is given to PruittHealth Hospice who made her final days comfortable.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in her memory.

Private family gathering: Lane Funeral Home on Monday afternoon.

Arrangements are made by Lane Funeral Home and Crematory South Crest Chapel, Rossville, Georgia.

Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Mitchell, 70, Chatsworth/LaFayette, Ga.

Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Mitchell age 70, of Chatsworth/LaFayette, GA passed away Sunday – December 10, 2017.

He was born in LaFayette to the late Earl Ray and Carmie Gertrude Gilreath Mitchell. He served his country in the U.S. Army where he received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He had worked as a truck driver for McCleandon Trucking and had traveled most of the United States. He enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Muscle Cars and studying history.

He is survived by his sons: Tim (Karen) Mitchell of Chatsworth, GA, Jason (Stephanie) Mitchell of Chickamauga, GA, sister: Donna Cordell of Rock Spring, GA, brother: Mike (Darlene) Mitchell of St. Louis, Missouri, six grandchildren: Andrew, Chad, Haley, Victoria, Eli and Bristol Mitchell, great-grandchildren: Gavin, Zelda, Hunter, Beau Mitchell and Sophia Keith, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Tuesday evening from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and an hour Wednesday prior to the service.

Memorial services: 11:00 am – Wednesday – December 13, 2017 in the chapel with Pastor Neil Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society – P.O. Box 22478 – Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes – LaFayette Chapel. Online guestbook at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.