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September 18, 2013

Ernest Thompson Mitchem

INWOOD — INWOOD — Ernest Thompson Mitchem, 66, of Inwood, W.Va. went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Berkeley Medical Center.

Born August 24, 1947 in Eckman, W.Va., he was the son of the late, Lawrence Benjamin Mitchem and Bessie Rae Graham Mitchem. He was of the Pentecostal faith. He retired from FEMA after 31 years of service as a computer programmer.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Baker Mitchem; son, Shaun Thomas Mitchem, of Inwood; daughter, Nicole Angele Rose, of Bunker Hill; five grandchildren, Sevanna, Ryan, Cailee, Sophia and Bella Rose; four brothers, Rusty, Ray, Jack and Benny Mitchem; and four sisters, Pricey Winona Lambert, Mary Lambert, Nora Jane Rose, and Norma Gail Ball.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Pez Mitchem.

A chapel service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Shenandoah Memorial Park in Winchester, Va. with Pastor Jim Goforth officiating. Entombment will be at Shenandoah Memorial Park.

Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home.

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