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Samuel Mitchell

NEWARK: A funeral service for Samuel Mitchell, 64, of Newark will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, February 22nd at Diehl-Whitaker Funeral Home in Columbus, Ohio where Reverend Dr. Michael A. Noble, Sr. of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Newark) will preside. The family will receive friends starting at 1:00pm the same day of the service.

Samuel Mitchell affectionately known as "Sammy", passed away on February 8, 2013. He was born on April 29, 1948 in Rome, Georgia to the late John and Lois Mitchell.

He is survived by children, Samuel Searl, Delicca Searl and Maurice Allen Sr.; six grandchildren; siblings, Magdalene Daniels, Joseph Mitchell, Jodie Mitchell and Inez Wilkerson; uncle, James Ford; several children he affectionately called his own; and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces and close friends.

In addition to his parents, Sammy was preceded in death by two brothers, Isaiah Mitchell and John Mitchell, Jr.

Sammy began his career in construction working as a self-employed brick mason, he eventually became a valuable and highly respected employee of Meritor Automotive, (formerly Rockwell Automation) in Newark, Ohio where he worked 15 years and retired. Sammy was a long time member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Newark, Ohio.

Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long Street Columbus, Ohio 43203. To sign the online memory book, please visit

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Published in the Advocate on Feb. 20, 2013
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