Funeral services for Elton Paul Mitcham, 75, of Spearsville were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Camp Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Buddy Boatwright and Bro. Danny Hall officiating. Burial was in Spearsville Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.
Mr. Mitcham, a farmer, died May 2, 2012. He was a member of Camp Creek Baptist Church. He was a great husband, dad, grandfather and soon-to-be-great grandfather. He dearly loved his family and his Angus cattle. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton & Mary Mitcham.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Wanda Mitcham of Spearsville; 3 sons: Jeff Mitcham & wife, Jeri Sue of Marthaville, LA, David Mitcham & wife, Carol of El Dorado, AR, and Stephen Mitcham of Spearsville, LA; 1 daughter: Jennifer Thomas & husband, Scotty of Spearsville; 2 sisters: Sondra Odom & husband, Reed of Conway, AR and Frances Rich & husband, Billy of Ruston; 2 special brothers-in-law who he talked to daily: Sonny Harris and Billy Rich; 10 grandchildren: Meredith, Garrett, Roy Lee, Stephen Bryan, Josh, Chris, Brittany, Dustin, Daniel and Landrea and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were his grandsons: Stephen Bryan, Josh, Chris, Garrett, Dustin and Daniel.
Honorary pallbearers were the men of Camp Creek Baptist Church and his many other friends.
Visitation was Friday at Camp Creek Baptist Church.