MITCHELL III, Elliott C. Age 67, passed away February 1st, 2012 in Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elliott C. and Jeanne League Mitchell. Elliott is survived by his wife, Marie Fagen and son, William; his brother, Frederick "Rick" (Linda), children, Katie and Drew; his aunt, Betty Mitchell, sons, Grant and Michael Lee (Leslie), son, Dalton; cousin, Dia Mitchell Canter (Robert), children, Katie and Robert. Elliott was a graduate of Texas Military Institute. He completed his B.S. in Mass Communication at Florida State University, as well as post-graduate work at the University of Central Florida in Instructional Technology, and Vanderbilt University in Education and Human Development. Previous employment as a Producer/Director of television included WFTV television in Orlando, FL; Florida Public Broadcasting, Tallahassee, FL, producing the award winning series "Today in the Legislature"; and WXXI television in Rochester, NY, where he directed "At The Top" and other music programs. Elliott came to Nashville to work at The Nashville Network, and later was Manager for Community Access Television. Before retiring, Elliott was Manager, Instructional Systems, at the Learning Technology Center, Peabody College, at Vanderbilt. He was an advocate for public radio, TV, education and community access, and a member of WPLN Community Advisors. He was a national and regional board member of Alliance for Community Media, and a founding member for the Education Access Corporation, where he brought Classic Arts Showcase to Nashville. To those who knew him, he was regarded as an exceptionally talented, intelligent and very funny person with a passion for the arts. He was a very loving husband and father as well. At his request, no service will be held. Contributions may be made to WPLN, Nashville Public Radio, Dept. 22, PO Box 305172, Nashville, TN 37230-5172. MILNER AND ORR FUNERAL HOME of Paducah was in charge of local arrangements, (270) 442-5100.
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Published in The Tennessean on Feb. 8, 2012