|Leo W. Mitchell|
Funeral services for Leo W. Mitchell Sr., 87, of Monterey will be held at Young's Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Raymond Beard officiating.
Interment will follow at White Cemetery in Monterey under the direction of Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday.
Mr. Mitchell was born July 15, 1921, in Picayune, MS and passed away Monday, May 25, 2009, at LaSalle General Hospital in Jena.
He was a resident of Monterey, retired from the Highway Department and was a member of the Pentecostal faith.
He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He enlisted August 20, 1942, and received an honorable discharge November 5, 1945.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Opal Lee Mitchell; father, Rev. B. W. Mitchell; mother, Alice Mitchell; one brother; four sisters; a son, Johnny Snyder Mitchell; and a great-granddaughter, Rebecca Dryg.
Survivors include daughters -- Mary Core and husband, Robbie, of Monterey, Dorothy Millican and husband, Tommy, of Monterey; sons -- Leo Mitchell Jr. and wife, Jeannie, of Lafayette, Price Gallup and wife, Bertha, of Monterey, Tony Mitchell and wife, Stephanie, of Lafayette; and a sister, Edna Boothe of Jonesville. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Keith Owens, B.J. Guidry, Johnathan Olds, Dillon Wickliffe, Eric Wike and Eric Sharp.
Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Green, Terry Robinson and his grandsons.
The family will receive friends at Young's Funeral Home in Ferriday from 5 to 9 p.m. today, Wednesday May 27, 2009.