Stephen E. Mitchell, 68

March 02, 2011
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SEPT. 13, 1942-MARCH 2, 2011

Stephen Emory Mitchell, 68, of 14405 Edgemont Road, Smithsburg, Md., passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, Pa.

Born Sunday, Sept. 13, 1942, in Kelso, Wash., he was the son of the late Warren Mitchell and the late Betty Maxine Nurss Mitchell Layman.

He was employed with Overnite Transportation, retiring after 28 years of service.

Stephen was lover of music and enjoyed traveling with his wife, Karen, and their pup, Pearl Bailey, restoring his 1942 Lincoln Zephyr and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Dylan.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Karen Kay Mitchell; two sons, Stephen Kent Mitchell of Smithsburg, and Todd Emory Mitchell and wife, Tracy, and their son, Dylan Scott, of Hagerstown, Md.; two stepsons, Matthew McClellan of Berryville, Va., and Ben McClellan and his son, Bennie, of Berryville; four sisters, Diane McDougal of Hagerstown, Robin Daughtridge and husband, Richard, of Hagerstown, Cheri Zello of Smithsburg, and Lucille Byrd of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Roland M. "Bud" Layman, Jr. and wife, Tamara, of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, with Pastor Bobby Robinson officiating.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 4.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of MD Inc., 211 E. Lombard St. #260, Baltimore, MD 21202.

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