Frank Graves Mitchell III

Born: Thu., Nov. 26, 1936
Died: Tue., Apr. 6, 2010

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Frank Graves “Baby Frank” Mitchell III, age 73, of Crawfordville, GA, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at the University Hospital in Augusta. He was born on November 26, 1936 in Wilkes County, GA to the late Frank Graves Mitchell, Jr. and Nina Kate Rhodes Mitchell. Baby Frank graduated from Alexander Stephens Institute in Crawfordville. In November of 1955 he married the former Martha Norris “Linda” and they made their home in Crawfordville. He was involved in the dairy and timber businesses and was a beef cattle farmer. He was a member of the Crawfordville United Methodist Church and once served as Superintendent of Sunday School. Frank was a director of The People’s Bank in Crawfordville, GA and a former board member of Wills Memorial Hospital in Washington, GA. For many years he was President of the Farm Bureau and served on the board of Water and Soil Conservation. He is survived by his wife of fifty-four years, Martha Norris “Linda” Mitchell of Crawfordville, GA; four daughters, Faith McElveen and husband Chris of Crawfordville, GA, India Harris and husband Mercer of Washington, GA, Carmine Cowart and husband Alan of Savannah, GA and Kathleen Price and husband Steven of Savannah, GA; a son, Frank Graves Mitchell IV and wife Heather of St. Simons, GA; a sister, Kathlyn Barksdale of Conyers, GA; twelve grandchildren, Christopher McElveen Jr., Joelle McElveen, Matthew McElveen, Blake Winfrey and wife Kariss, Adam Winfrey, Ashlyn Reese and husband Ryan, Kendrick Harris, Chandler Harris, Ryan Cowart, Nina Kate Cowart, Frank Graves Mitchell V and Mallory Mitchell; a great granddaughter, Lilly Claire Reese; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Mitchell King and Nina Mitchell Bond. Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Crawfordville United Methodist Church, corner of Moore St. & Alexander St.,Crawfordville, GA with Pastor Sandy Heslop officiating. Interment will follow at the Sandy Cross United Methodist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Grandsons: Christopher McElveen Jr., Matthew McElveen, Ryan Cowart, Chandler Harris, Blake Winfrey and Adam Winfrey. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Larry Veazey, Bobby Moore, Matt Nunn, Wales Barksdale, Randolph Barksdale, Mitch Bond, Rodd King, Ladd King, Lloyd Kelly, Dickie Fowler and Jimmy Summers. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday night at Callaway Funeral Home in Union Point GA. In lieu of flowers the family requests that any memorials be made to the Crawfordville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 99, Crawfordville, GA 30631 or the Sandy Cross United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Joyce England 160 Bare Creek Trail, Hampton, GA 30228. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Terri Saturday
   Posted Wed April 07, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family today. Frank was such a special person to the family and a great family friend. My thoughts remain with you all this difficult time. His memory will remain with us all, our prayers remain with everyone at this difficult time. Feel free to contact me if I can help in anyway. I am here for you all.

James and Melanie Finney
   Posted Wed April 07, 2010
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

Edmund Bacon
   Posted Wed April 07, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of Baby Frank's passing he was a special friend,Ialso thought the world of big Frank. My daddy loved both of them Our prayers go out to the family

Tom & Linda Yearwood
   Posted Wed April 07, 2010
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this difficult time.

Tim Simons
   Posted Thu April 08, 2010
Please know that we are praying for you all as we share in your grief at this time. I pray that God will strengthen and comfort all of you as he has done for us the last few days. God Bless you all.

Mike and Betty Watts
   Posted Thu April 08, 2010
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ryan, Ashlyn and Lilly Claire Reese
   Posted Thu April 08, 2010
Granddaddy, You will be missed so much!!! I already miss my afternoon phone calls to check and see how you and Granny are. We love you and miss you dearly. I will forever cherish the picture of you and you Lilly Claire. I Love You and miss you Granddaddy!!!!! Love You, Ryan, Ashlyn and Lilly Claire

Charlotte Chapman White
   Posted Thu April 08, 2010
Linda and Family, So sorry for your loss. Baby Frank was a friend to all, and I will never forget that he tried to help my Dad on the day he passed away--April 7, 1976. You are all in our thoughts and prayers, Jeff and Charlotte (Chapman) White

Johnny Sisson
   Posted Thu April 08, 2010
Linda and Family: I am so sorry for this great loss to everyone that knew Baby Frank. Ya'll are like family to me and my family since I have known all of you all my life. I will keep you in my prayers and will certainly come by to see you soon. If you need anything please call me for I am very serious about this and not just a gesture. Love ya- Johnny

Vicki and Randy Swann
   Posted Fri April 09, 2010
We were so sorry to hear about Mr. Frank. Will miss seeing him come to the tag office. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Vicki and Randy Swann

Tina Greene McEver
   Posted Mon April 12, 2010
I always thought alot of Mr. Frank. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.