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 Luther Columbus Mitchem

Luther Columbus Mitchem

Birth
Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Death 22 Nov 2012 (aged 82)
North Carolina, USA
Burial Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 101246446 · View Source
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Luther Columbus Mitchem, 82, passed away Nov. 22, 2012, at his home in Lowell, NC. He was the youngest of three sons of the late Wade Worthly Mitchem, Jr. and Kate Lewis Mitchem of Lowell, NC. Luther was a member of New Hope Presbyterian Church and New Hope Senior Citizens Club. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Shannon during the Korean War. Luther graduated from Lowell High School and Western Carolina University and was a lifelong member of the American Chemical Society. He was employed at FMC for 28 years and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. He was a former volunteer at Catherine's House and Ida Rankin Elementary School. He was honored for his volunteer work. He was buried at Gaston Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Gaston County Honor Guard.
In addition to his parents, Luther was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Davis Mitchem; brothers, Zeke Lewis Mitchem and Wade Worthly Mitchem Jr.; sisters, Katie Mitchem Stepp, Barbara Mitchem Rhyne and Gladys Mitchem Coleman. He is survived by two children and their spouses, one granddaughter and by 4 sisters.
Mitchem Lineage: Nathaniel Mitchum 1780 - 1838 & Jemima Reynolds Mitchum 1784 - 1860's, Lincoln County, NC;
Joseph B. Mitchum 1833 - 186l (Civil War) & Barbara Ann Smith Mitchum; David Worthly Mitchem, Sr. 1856 - 1939 & Martha Ann Willett Mitchem 1859 - 1941, Lowell, NC; Wade Worthly Mitchem 1894 - 1948 Gaston Co., NC & Sarah Kate Lewis Mitchem/Luther Columbus Mitchem (above).



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  • Maintained by: Martha Mitchem
  • Originally Created by: Sue Leitzsey Bradley
  • Added: 25 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101246446
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Luther Columbus Mitchem (19 Mar 1930–22 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101246446, citing Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Martha Mitchem (contributor 47991656) .