Alton F. “Buddy” Mitchell, 77, of Youngsville, died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Franklin County, the son of the late Lessie Jackson Mitchell and Homer Addison Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a farmer, a long distance truck driver and the owner and operator of Mitchell’s Logging Company.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 24, in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Franklinton.
Mitchell is survived by his children, Phyllis Mitchell-Maher and husband, Robert, of Celina, Texas, Wade A. Mitchell of Youngsville, and Bryan Mitchell and wife, Nora, of Wake Forest; a sister, Dollie Brogden of Youngsville; grandchildren, April Maher, Scott Maher, Lucas Mitchell, Abbey Mitchell, Caley Mitchell, Nena Miller, Anna Santos and Andrew Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Felicity Layton and Gavin Miller.