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Billy Ray Mitchell dies at age 76

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Billy Ray Mitchell, age 76, of Westville, Ind., passed away at his home on August 4, 2013.

He was born October 4, 1936 in Crummies Creek, Ky., to Louis and Daisy (Lumpkins) Mitchell.

Billy is survived by his wife, Gudrun Mitchell; sons, Alexander Mitchell of Westville, Ind., Ralph Mitchell of Valparaiso, Ind., and William “Ray” Mitchell of Westville, Ind.; brother, Ronnie (Barbara) Mitchell of Griffith, Ind., and grandchildren, Bryce, Melusine, Loren, Shay, Adam and Kayli.

He retired from the #3 Cold Strip at Inland Steel. Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Indiana.

There will be no services held at this time.

Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind., is handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 8/5/2013