February 24, 1956-June 25, 2004
It is with much sadness that we present this obituary of our dear brother, Larry Mitchell. Larry was the oldest
son of George C. and Elsie Cline Mitchell. He was a native of Haysi, Virginia and had made his home in Atlanta,
Georgia the last 15 years. He was employed as a bus operator by the Marta City transportation system of
Atlanta. He passed from this life on June 25, 2004 at Holston Valley Hospital, following a lengthy illness. His
parents and one brother, Rocky Mitchell, preceded him in death.
Larry is survived by two daughters, Lyndsey Brivette of Atlanta, Georgia and Lauren Mitchell of Lavonia,
Georgia; one granddaughter, Carmen Brivette of Atlanta; three sisters, Linda Yates and husband, David, of Haysi,
Virginia, Pam Mullins and husband, Virgil, of Haysi, Virginia, and Brenda Tiller of Lebanon, Virginia; one brother,
David Mitchell of Haysi, Virginia; four nieces; two nephews; and a dear friend, Barbara Mitchell of Lavonia Georgia.
Larry worked with his dad in the coal mining industry until his dad retired. When work became scarce in the
coalfields, Larry moved his family to Atlanta, Georgia. There, Larry became an employee of the Marta City
Transportation System where he operated a bus for fourteen years before being forced to retire due to illness.
Larry will be remembered as a generous, quiet and soft-spoken man that could make others laugh with his short
humorous comments. As a young man, Larry enjoyed hunting in God’s great outdoors and participating in athletic
events, both being interests he developed through the teachings from his dad, George. Ass he grew older and the
responsibilities of a home and family required his time, hunting became a thing of the past, but his love for athletics
continued. Realizing the needs of others, Larry participated in the organ donor program, thus managing to be a help
to someone, even in death. Larry will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His passing has left a large void in
our life, but fond memories of him will forever be with us.