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Clay Deaton Mitchell

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Funeral services for Clay Deaton Mitchell, 19, of Sulphur Bluff will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Sulphur Bluff High School Gym with Dr. Cecil McLeod, the Rev. Mike Eason and the Rev. Robert Newsom officiating.

Interment will follow at Sulphur Bluff Cemetery with Cole Mitchell, Ty Oliver, Markus Bassham, Tel Pitcock, Joe Bob Self, Keith Ogren, Will Wilson and Wade Juarez serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the 2013 Graduating Class of Sulphur Bluff High School, Don Sapaugh, Lee Pogue, Ryan Glenn, Colt Glenn, Colt Hernes, Blake Irwin and Tyler Raine.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Clay Mitchell died Friday, May 9, 2014.

He was born on Sept. 23, 1994, in Paris, the son of W. O. Mitchell Jr. and Angela (Deaton) Mitchell.

He was a 2013 graduate of Sulphur Bluff High School. He attended Clarendon College, where he received a degree in 2014 for ranch and feedlot operations.

Clay Mitchell worked at Sulphur Bluff Ranch and was a member of Sulphur Bluff Baptist Church and he loved to rope, play sports and spend time with family and friends.

He  is survived by his father; sisters Courtney Mitchell of Austin and Carmen Dufrene and husband, Bill, of Sulphur Bluff; aunts and uncles, Brad Deaton of Sulphur Springs, John Mitchell and Laura of Pickton, Anida Reed and husband, Greg, of Como and Eva Froneberger and husband, Johnny, of Sulphur Springs; nephews Brady and Benton Dufrene; grandparents Carol and Darrell Deaton; and numerous aunts and uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents Oran and Janice Mitchell Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clay Mitchell Scholarship Fund at City National Bank, 201 Connally St., Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


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