James Elwood Mitchell, Jr. ’51

James Elwood Mitchell, Jr. ’51, 81, of Greensboro, N.C., went to heaven on Jan. 26, 2010. He was born on Nov. 30, 1928, adopted, and lived his entire life in Greensboro. Mitchell attended Davidson and in 1951 married Martha Graves. After 51 years of marriage, Martha went to heaven in 2002. He married Sue Siler in 2003. After college, Mitchell served in the Army during the Korean War. Upon returning, he joined his father at Mitchell-Fry Insurance Agency, later becoming co-owner (now The Insurance Center). An avid car enthusiast, Mitchell was also a lifetime member of Gate City Kiwanis; volunteered at Cone Hospital; was on the board of directors of Greater Piedmont Teen Challenge; was a charter member of Christ UMC; and was an active member at both Trinity Church and Calvary Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Mitchell, 19 Brookway Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410; and his daughters, Jennie Davis (Bob) and children, Payson (Kim) and Emily; Mary Hardee (Joe) and children, Woody and Martha; and Betsy Hundley (Jim) and children, Liz and Rebecca. Also, he loved Sue’s children and their families, Ivan Siler (Sheila) and children Ivan, Eli, and Emma; and Jane Taylor (Barry).