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Howard Donald Mitchem

December 17, 1935 — February 20, 2021

Howard Donald Mitchem, 85, of Yards Road, Bluefield, VA, formerly of Trinity, NC, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Raleigh General Hospital.

Born on December 17, 1935 in Pageton, WV, he was a son of the late Allen and Maude Cooper Mitchem. He had been a resident of Bluefield for 4 years and was a retired coal miner. He had formerly worked in the furniture industry as well.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Graham Mitchem of Gary, WV; son, Robert Mitchem and wife Dedra, of Kathleen, GA; 3 grandchildren, Erica Darby of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Sarah Neil of Warner Robins, GA, And Caitlin Neil of Warner Robins, GA.; brothers, Theodore Mitchem of Mac Arthur, WV, Claude Mitchem of Pageton, WV, Harry Mitchem of Anawalt, WV, Thomas Ivan Mitchem of Anawalt, WV, and James Ronnie Mitchem of Northfork, WV; and sister, Danaze Stamper of Anawalt, WV.

Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Rev. Donnie Farmer, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell with family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 1:00-2:00 PM at the funeral home.  

Online condolences will be accepted at Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the Mitchem family.

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