She was born Jan. 2, 1933, in Rabun County to the late John Rockaway Mitchell and Elzia McCall Mitchell. She was the widow of Samuel C. Alley. Patsy was a member of the Lakemont Baptist Church for 60 plus years and had ministered to the people in her church through Bible school and other areas of the church, and with her husband in the American Legion and his military associations. She was an avid bird watcher and protector.
She was preceded in death by: a brother, J.R. Mitchell, and two sisters, Hilda Hopper and Hazel Kilby.
She is survived by: a son, Ross Alley (Karen) of Rabun Gap; two daughters, Sarah Alley Brewer (Dale) of Lakemont and Karla Alley of Rabun Gap; three brothers, Thomas Mitchell and Douglas Mitchell, both of Clayton, and Lloyd Mitchell of Mountain City; four sisters, Betty Jo Gibby and Blondine Barron and twin sisters, Beverly Mason and Marilyn Ballew, all of Clayton; three grandchildren, Rhonda Crone of Clayton and Jesse and Nathan Alley, both of Rabun Gap; a great-granddaughter, Emma Downs; and several nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held May 8 at Lakemont Baptist Church with the Revs. Jewell Gaines, Larry Cannon and Matt Shuler officiating. Burial followed at Cannon Cemetery in Wiley.
Family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Relay for Life, 2565 Thompson Bridge Road, suite 114, Gainesville, GA. 30501; or to Lakemont Baptist Church.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.