Thursday, November 29, 2012
Mitchell, a former USC quarterback, died in September.
Employees at the company where former USC quarterback Allen Mitchell used to work are selling barbecue plates to raise money for Mitchell's wife and kids. Mitchell, who was one of two quarterbacks who led South Carolina to its first 10-season win in 1984 as part of the "Black Magic" Gamecocks, died in September at age 48 after committing suicide. His former co-workers at Trane in West Columbia are holding a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at the company's office at 111 Lott Court. Meal tickets for $10, and must be ordered by Monday. Raffle tickets will also be on sale for $5 before the event and during the event. The drawing will be at 2 p.m. the day of the event. The prizes include holiday wreaths, Trane items, gift …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Visitation for the former USC quarterback will be held Tuesday night. The funeral will be Wednesday morning.
Visitation for Allen Mitchell, a former USC quarterback, will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Milton Shealy Funeral Home in Batesburg-Leesville. Funeral services for Mitchell, who died over the weekend, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lexington Baptist Church. The Lexington County Coroner's Office ruled Mitchell's death a suicide. He was 48. Mitchell was one of two quarterbacks who led South Carolina to its first 10-season win in 1984 as part of the "Black Magic" Gamecocks. He leaves behind a wife, a son and a daughter. Read Mitchell's full obituary.
Funeral services for Allen Mitchell, a former USC quarterback, will be held Wednesday in Lexington.
Services for Mr. Franklin Allen Mitchell, 48, of Lexington will be Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Lexington Baptist Church, 308 E. Main Street, Lexington. A private burial will follow services at Ridge Crest Memorial Park, Batesburg-Leesville. Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at Milton Shealy Funeral Home, Batesburg-Leesville, SC. Allen Mitchell was a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend, who deeply loved his family, and was eager to love and serve all those who needed him. He was a coach in the Lexington Dixie Baseball organization and enjoyed coaching. He loved nothing more than supporting his children, Riley and Walker, at their various interests. Allen was a committed follower of Jesus, and …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
He led the Gamecocks to a 10-2 record in 1984.
Allen Mitchell, one of two quarterbacks who led South Carolina to its first 10-win season in 1984 as part of the "Black Magic" Gamecocks under Joe Morrison, has died, according to media reports. He took his life over the weekend, according to reports. He was 48. He is survived by his wife and two children. Mitchell, along with QB Mike Hold and a tremendous defense, tore through opponents including Pittsburgh, Florida State and Notre Dame in 1984 — leading the Gamecocks to a 9-0 record and national prominence. But a 38-21 loss to Navy on Nov. 17, 1984 — which some attributed to the Chicken Curse — ended the Gamecocks' chances at a national title. South Carolina wrapped up with a win over rival Clemson before losing to Oklahoma State in the …