Funeral service for Billy Mitchell, 80, will be held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 2 p.m. from Jordan Chapel Congregational Methodist Church with the Rev. Ridley Herren officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 4-8 p.m. tonight. Mr. Mitchell will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services beginning on Wednesday. Mr. Mitchell passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at Wedowee Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Carrie Lee Mitchell; two sons, Chris and wife, Donna Mitchell, of Roanoke, and Alan and wife, Katrina Mitchell, of Eclectic; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Tim Smith, Jeremy McCain, Jeff Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell, Ricky Cavender and Phillip Cavender. A Wedowee native, Mr. Mitchell was born on February 23, 1934, the son of William Howard and Annie Waugh Mitchell. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and retired as the Assistant Fire Chief with the Anniston Army Depot. Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be expressed at benefieldfhwedowee.com.