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Helen Deneal Payne Mitchell
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Birth: May 23, 1924
Death: Nov. 9, 2006

Funeral services for Helen Washburne Mitchell, 82, of West Monroe will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, November 11, 2006, at the First Baptist Church in Delhi. Rev. Gene Washburne and Dr. Marcus Murphy will officiate. Visitation will be held Saturday from 1:00 PM until time of service at the church.
Burial will be in the Delhi Masonic Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Delhi.
Mrs. Mitchell was a longtime resident of Delhi and was a retired elementary school teacher. During World War II she worked in the POW camps in Mississippi and California.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sydney Lee and Roberta Hendrix Payne, her first husband, Jack Nathaniel Washburne Sr., and by three brothers, Paul, Charles and Jerry Payne.
She is survived by her husband, Vernie Charles Mitchell of West Monroe; three sons, Jack Nathaniel Washburne Jr. and wife Sue of Northport, AL; Dr. Willard F. Washburne, and wife Frances of Shreveport, LA; and Eugene P. Washburne, and wife Kay of Hot Springs Village, AR; a daughter Christy Mitchell Desautels of Daphne, AL; stepson Michael Ray Mitchell of Dallas, TX; stepdaughter Sherrie Kay Greenlee, and husband George of Joplin, MO; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and one step-great grandchild.
She is also survived by two brothers, Sidney L. Payne, Jr., and wife Joyce of McAllen, TX and Perry Payne, and wife Florice of West Monroe, LA; two sisters, Barbara Virden, and husband John of Chicago, IL and Elaine Merryman, and husband Jim of Bossier City, LA; sisters-in-law, Faye Payne of Delhi, LA; Eva Payne of Alexandria, LA, and Margaret Payne of Snyder, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Joe Washburne, Trey Washburne, Rev. Gene Washburne, Tim Washburne, Lee Washburne, and Scotty Smith.
Any planned memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Family links: 
  Sidney Lee Payne (1898 - 1981)
  Roberta H. Payne (1904 - 1996)
  Jack Nathaniel Washburne (1920 - 1961)*
  Helen Deneal Payne Mitchell (1924 - 2006)
  Anita Faye Payne (1940 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Delhi Masonic Cemetery
Richland Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: RLS
Record added: Nov 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16584200
Helen Deneal <i>Payne</i> Mitchell
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Helen Deneal <i>Payne</i> Mitchell
Added by: Karen Klemm Pinckard
Helen Deneal <i>Payne</i> Mitchell
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