Gency Ruth Mitchell

Gency Ruth Mitchell, 87, of Elizabethtown, died April 20, 2017 at Hardin Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Grayson County, Virginia, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress at Rider's Clothing, loved flowers and was a great gardener. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyrus W. Mitchell; parents, Stark W. and Lou Ellen Hash Phipps; six brothers, Robert, Bill, Stuart, Brice, Add, and Letcher Phipps; two sisters, Arleen Cox and Susie Hines; and one grandchild, Michael Douglas "Mickey" Mitchell. She is survived by two children, Douglas Eric (Marie) Mitchell of Elizabethtown and Nona Melissa (Jack) Rickett of Cave City; two brothers, Tom and Sam Phipps of Virginia; two sisters, Lucy Wheatley and Ruby Wagner of Virginia; four grandchildren, Emily and Adam Rickett, Lisa Wiatr Chelf, and Paul Engler; and two great grandchildren, Mady Wiatr and Deacon Chelf. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Knight officiating. Burial follows at Elizabethtown Memorial Gardens. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Saturday and continues after 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the Family Worship Center Youth in Hodgenville. Condolences may be expressed online at


Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
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Sunday, April 23, 2017 starting at 2:00 PM
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