Ralph Leland Mitchell, 79, of Benton, passed away Wednesday, Feb.17. He was born Aug.1, 1941, in Benton. Ralph was a member of the Poyen Assembly of God and was a retired superintendent.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Irene Mitchell; his first wife, Eloise Mitchell; and a twin brother, Raymond Mitchell and his wife, Sam.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Mitchell; four sons, Mark Mitchell (Darlene), Clark Mitchell (Michele), Jeff Keisler (Kelly) and Jason Keisler (Jill); a daughter, LaDonna Blacklock (Curt); two brothers, Bill Witham and Ervin Mitchell; two sisters, Laverne Mitchell and Elaine Crouse (Reggie); 12 grandchildren, Mark Mitchell Jr. (Bonnie), Amy Bosley (Michael), Jamie Newby (Jessica), Jennifer Dutton (Scott), Maria Callahan (Matt), Jessica Blackstock (Bradley), Paul Ditzig, Brooke Ditzig, Colton Keisler, Jaden Keisler, Abby Ditzig and Javen Keisler; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mark Mitchell Jr., Paul Ditzig, Colton Keisler, Jaden Keisler, Javen Keisler, Bradley Blackstock and Ed Thompson.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Poyen Assembly of God, with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m.
Burial will follow at James Cemetery. Jason Keisler and Keith Pennington will be officiating.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.