Estelle Hannah Shields Mitchell, age 80 of Rustburg, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at her residence. Born Nov. 30, 1932 in Pittsylvania County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Buck Shields and Ruthie Jane Lynch Shields. She was predeceased by a sister, Bernice Irene Shields Reid and two brothers, Wesley Edward Shields and Harold Shields. She was a retired Deputy Clerk for the Circuit Court in Lynchburg and was a member of Rustburg United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mitchell enjoyed traveling, dancing and blue grass music. She is survived by her husband, Robert A. Mitchell, Sr. of the residence; two daughters, Denise Moran and husband, Kenny of Gretna and Crystal McQuaid of Rustburg; one son, Jimmy Alfred of Hurt; one step-son, Robert Mitchell, Jr. and wife, Yvonne of Altavista; one step-daughter, Rebecca Kidd and husband, Mike of Altavista; four brothers, Howard Shields of Lynchburg, Andrew (Jack) Shields of Altavista, Paul Shields of Lynchburg and Calvin Shields of Hurt; five grandchildren, Willie Calohan, IV and wife, Kristen, Jessica Eubank and husband, Cody, Danielle English and husband, Kevin, Daniel Alfred and Alexis McQuaid; five step-grandchildren, John Kidd, Heather Cofflin and husband, Jessie, Stephanie Koren and husband, Nick, Brooke Austin and husband, Marty, and Chris Mitchell and wife, Danielle; three great-grandchildren, Will Calohan V, Brandon Eubank and Hannah Eubank; seven step-great-grandchildren, Jessica, Grace and Hunter Cofflin, Madeline, Spencer and Turner Austin, Parker Koren, Haley Tyree and Carolyn Mitchell. Funeral services were conducted 2 pm Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Colbert-Moran Chapel by Pastor Mack Almond. Burial followed in Green Lawn Cemetery in Hurt. Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.colbertmoran.com.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2013