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James Mitchem

James Ralph "Bubba and Poppie" Mitchem

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
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Obituary

James Ralph Mitchem, 76, of Gwynn, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. James was preceded in death by his father, William Mitchem; mother, Virginia Mitchem, and a sister Betty Close. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elaine Haywood Mitchem; daughter, Jennifer Mitchem Jackson and her husband Jason Jackson; two grandchildren Madisyn Dawn Jackson and William James Jackson; brothers, Ronald L. Mitchem, Sr. and William S. Mitchem and a sister Sandra Robins.

He was better known to all his friends and family as “Bubba” and “Poppie”. He enjoyed his time working on the water and cutting grass.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Gwynn’s Island Church of the Nazarene, Hudgins, VA. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 11:00am at the Church of the Nazarene with graveside service at Gwynn’s Island Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in James’s memory to Gwynn’s Island Church of the Nazarene or to the Mathews Vol. Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 723, Mathews, VA 23109. Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, VA is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 12th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 12th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Church of the Nazarene
    Address
    1009 Cricket Hill Road
    HUDGINS, VA 23076
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, May 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, May 13th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Church of the Nazarene
    Address
    1009 Cricket Hill Road
    HUDGINS, VA 23076
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Gwynn's Island Cemetery
    Address
    GRIMSTEAD, VA 23064

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John

Posted at 04:16pm
Was fortunate to work with him for several years in the Fire Dept. Ralph was a mentor without knowing it, his work ethic, his moral compass, his stewardship, commitment to family, and overall responsible attitude was an example to me and others. He was tough as nails and tackled things with a get it done attitude. I appreciate the time we shared and offer my condolences to the family and friends who will miss him. Until we meet again Bubba........
John McNulty
 
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Bob Posted at 07:14pm

My condolences to the family, it's with a sad heart i say goodbye to yet another Brother Firefigthter and Firend we'll miss you R.I.P.........Bob Long
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