Claude L. Mitchell, 92, Lakewood

Claude L. Mitchell, 92, of Lakewood, died at 2:04 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at Shelby Memorial Hospital in Shelbyville.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home in Herrick, with John Largent officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery in Cold Springs Township, Shelby County. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

Mr. Mitchell was born on March 24, 1916, in Shelby County, the son of Joseph and Susanna Bechtel Mitchell.

He was reared in Lakewood. He was a farmer in the Lakewood area, farming with horses into the 1970s, and worked part-time for Cold Spring Township.

He is survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and six sisters.

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