Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 20, 2013

Mr. Timothy W. Mitchell

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

MADISON, Miss. — Timothy W. Mitchell, age 48, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2013. He was born in Tazewell, Va. and currently resided in Madison, Mississippi.

He considered the Mississippi Gulf Coast a very special place and maintained a residence in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tim was a graduate of Bluefield State College, Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth University. He was currently serving as the CEO for River Oaks Hospital and was the Jackson Network CEO for Health Management. Tim had previously served as the CEO of both Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. He was selected as Health Management's CEO of the Year in 2004 and 2009 and showed his unique leadership abilities and tenacity by guiding the hospital through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tim shared his leadership skills and management expertise with a variety of non-profit and community organizations, including the Mississippi Hospital Association, Metro Jackson Habitat for Humanity, Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce Health Initiative Board, Rotary International and American Heart Association. He was also appointed by Biloxi's Mayor A.J. Holloway to serve on the Reviving the Renaissance Committee after Hurricane Katrina.

Tim was a 2007 graduate of Leadership Gulf Coast and served as a Duke for Gulf Coast Carnival Association in 2004. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, Sigma Chi Fraternity and Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity.

Tim was preceded in death by his father, Powell Mitchell; his grandfather, George H. Brown; and his special aunt, Gaye Hankins.

He is survived by his wife, Dana B. Mitchell; his children, Alexis Grace Mitchell and Ethan Alexander Mitchell; his grandmother, Fayne Brown; his mother, Debbie Basham; his aunt, Teresa Brown Mueller; and his cousins, Jason Pauley and Brandy Burkett; his godchild, Brittany Burkett; numerous other aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were conducted in Mississippi on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Local funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday), February 20, 2013 at Peery & St. Clair Funeral Home Chapel in Tazewell, Va. with the Rev. Barry Absher officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, Va. The family will receive friends at the funeral home after 12:00 noon today (Wednesday).

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