|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1931|
|Death: ||Aug. 8, 2007|
Eugene Muse Mitchell, the 76-year-old nephew of "Gone With the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell, died late Wednesday of multiple illnesses in Farmington Hills, Mich., where lived. The retired government economist will be buried in Atlanta's historic Oakland Cemetery, near the grave of the relative whose celebrity far exceeded his, yet whose penchant for quiet philanthropy in Atlanta he shared.
"Eugene Mitchell was not only a 'Gone With the Wind' heir," said Ira Joe Johnson, an Atlanta author who wrote a book about Margaret Mitchell's secret fund in the 1940s to send Morehouse College students to medical school. "He also inherited his famous aunt's compassion for helping blacks and the poor with a quiet grace and dignity."
Mitchell is survived by his wife, Virginia, and his brother, Joseph. The two men were the only children of Margaret Mitchell's older brother, Stephens Mitchell, who managed the rights to his late sister's masterpiece up until his own death in 1983.
From the Atlanta paper. www.ajc.com
Alexander Stephens Mitchell (1896 - 1983)
Carolyn Louise Reynolds Mitchell (1902 - 1950)
Eugene Muse Mitchell (1931 - 2007)
Joseph Reynolds Mitchell (1935 - 2011)*
Created by: dt07
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
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