Unity, Maine-George L. Mitchell, 71, of Unity, Maine, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012, surrounded by his family at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Campus in Waterville, Maine. He was born in Unity, Maine on October 30, 1940, the son of Norris and Clarissa (Reynolds) Mitchell. He was active in the Future Farmers of America when he was young, and graduated from Unity/Freedom High School in 1959, and then went on and graduated from Bentley College in 1963. He served in the United States Navy for eight years, and was honorably discharged in 1973. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, coin collector, and sports enthusiast throughout his life, and enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by a brother Lloyd Mitchell and his wife Wilberta of Liberty, Maine; his ex-wife of 40 years, Janice Mitchell of Carmel, Maine; his son Michael Mitchell and partner Shawna Dyer of Unity, Maine; his daughter Micki Braley and her partner Chad Peasley of Palmyra, Maine; five grandchildren, Kelsey and her fiancée Patrick Mackley of Unity, Maine, Emily Donovan and her husband Brendan of Unity, Maine, Evan Braley of Palmyra, Maine, Sierra Dyer of Calais, Maine, and Cheyenne Dyer of Unity, Maine; one great grandson, Mason James Davis-Mackley; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, James and Carl Mitchell; and great grandson Chandler Mackley. There will be a gathering of family and friends at 1:00 p.m. on May 12 at the home of Lloyd and Wilberta Mitchell in Liberty, Maine followed by a graveside service at Quaker Hill Cemetery in Unity, Maine at 4:00 p.m.