Albert "Mitch" Mitchell (US Navy, Ret.) Obituary

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Capt. Albert "Mitch" Hoyt Mitchell (US Navy, Ret.) Jr

December 21, 1939 - December 31, 2012
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Albert "Mitch" Hoyt Mitchell Jr, 73, of Athens, GA passed away Monday, December 31, 2012. A native of Marietta, GA, Mr. Mitchell was the son of the late Albert Hoyt Mitchell Sr and Minnie Lou Hill Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell graduated from Lanier High School in Macon, GA, received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University, and his Master's degree from the University of Georgia. He served in the United States Navy for 28 years and retired with the rank of Captain. He commanded the U.S.S. Santa Barbara, the U.S.S. Caloosahatchee, and the U.S.S. Yellowstone and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal during...
Albert "Mitch" Hoyt Mitchell Jr, 73, of Athens, GA passed away Monday, December 31, 2012.

A native of Marietta, GA, Mr. Mitchell was the son of the late Albert Hoyt Mitchell Sr and Minnie Lou Hill Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell graduated from Lanier High School in Macon, GA, received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University, and his Master's degree from the University of Georgia. He served in the United States Navy for 28 years and retired with the rank of Captain. He commanded the U.S.S. Santa Barbara, the U.S.S. Caloosahatchee, and the U.S.S. Yellowstone and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Commendation Medal during this time. Mr. Mitchell served as an adjunct instructor at Gainesville State in Watkinsville, GA and Athens Technical College. He was a loyal Bulldog fan and a member of Athens Kiwanis Club and First Baptist Church of Athens.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Margaret Muth Mitchell; daughter, Michelle Mitchell O'Neil and husband, Michael of Haverhill, MA; son, Albert (Trey) Hoyt Mitchell III and wife, Erika of Shipman, VA; step-sons, Gregory Muth and wife, Elizabeth of Columbia, SC, C. Richard Muth of Denver, CO, and Michael A. Muth and wife, Julie of Lincolnshire, IL; sister, Mary Alice Mitchell of Mableton, GA, and 7 grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 11AM Friday, January 4th at First Baptist Church of Athens with Rev Ray Austin and Dr. Paul Baxley officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-7PM Thursday, January 3rd at Bernstein Funeral Home. Interment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mary's Hospice, P.O. Box 6588, Athens, GA 30604 or to N.E. GA Cancer Care, 3320 Old Jefferson Rd, Ste 700, Athens, GA 30607.

Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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