Mr. James Clifford "Pete" Mitchell, JR, age 76, of Lyerly, GA, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at his residence.

Mr. Mitchell was born April 24, 1932 in Cherokee County, AL, the son of Mildred Carr Mitchell and the late James Clifford Mitchell, Sr. He retired from Roper Corporation after years of service as Maintance Group Leader. Other than his father, Mr. Mitchell was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Kelley Mitchell; twin sons, Boyd C. Mitchell and Loyd D. Mitchell; and a sister, Nell Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Mitchell; daughters and sons-in-law, Becky & Tim Groce and Kathy & Danny Arp; step-son, Jim Cleveland; step-son & daughter-in-law, Jack & Joyce Cleveland; mother, Mildred Mitchell; sisters, Beatrice Brown, Sue Barosay, Ann Broyles, Naomi Barnes; grandchildren, Jason Mitchell and Matthew Groce; 4 Step Grandchildren; 1 Great Grandchild; 1 Step Great Grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. Friday, April 24, 2009 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Wilborn officiating. Burial will follow in Union Hill (Needmore) Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matthew Groce, Jason Mitchell, Joe Reed, Charles Noles, Bob Reynolds, and Raymond Reynolds.

Mr. Mitchell will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 9:00 p. m. Thursday, April 23, 2009. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.