Born 9-5-1922 -- Died 5-23-2004
Velma Idella Mitchell, of Mountain Home, Ark., daughter of the late Charley and Lula Belle Morris Fountain, was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Wideman, Ark.
She died May 23, 2004, at Care Manor Nursing Home in Mountain Home at the age of 81.
She was married to Homer Wesley Mitchell on Sept. 28, 1940, in Paragould, Ark., and to this union two children were born. She was a homemaker and a Christian.
Survivors include her children -- H. Eldon Mitchell and wife, Patricia, and Revah Jones and husband, Paul, all of Mountain Home; two brothers -- Harlen Fountain of Miami, Ariz., and Vernon Fountain of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters -- Myrle Blair of Alabama and Maedean Morgan of Gassville; seven grandchildren -- Destry, Dallas, Wade and Darla Mitchell, Samantha Rea and Daniel and Rachel Jones; three great-grandchildren -- Sarah, Anna, and Thomas Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990; a grandson, David Mitchell; five brothers -- Jesse, Alfred, Charles, Wilburn and Herbert Fountain; a sister, Thelma Richardson; and her father and mother.'
The funeral was May 27 at Hebron Church at Mitchell with burial in Hebron Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.