William Thomas "Billy" Mitchell

HAVELOCK - William Thomas "Billy" Mitchell, 83, of Havelock, formerly of Kinston, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, after a prolonged illness. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, William and Sybil Mitchell; his foster parents, Ernest and Emma Rouse; and his sister, Nancy Mitchell Johnston. Survivors include his sisters, Paulette Mitchell Jackson and husband Frank, of Havelock and Ernestine Rouse Brock and husband Wayne, of Flower Mound, Texas; three nieces; three nephews; one grand-niece; three grand-nephews; and two very special cousins, Barbara Bowen and Sylvia Byrd. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013, at Rivermont Baptist Church with the funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Kinston. The family wishes to express our appreciation to everyone who cared for Billy during his extended illness. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)

Published in Free Press from Apr. 11 to Apr. 14, 2013