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Mitchell “Junior” Capps, 81

Mitchell “Junior” Capps, 81

Mitchell "Junior" Capps, 81, of Hendersonville passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Elizabeth house after a brief illness.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Mitchell Capps, Sr. and Lola E. Pace Capps. He was also preceded in death by a sister, and four brothers.

He was a shipping foreman with International Paper, retiring after 28 years of service. He served in the Navy during the Korean War era. He loved playing shuffleboard and gardening. He attended First Baptist Church, Hendersonville.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Carolyn Dean Capps; a son, Wally Capps and Denise Reitmeier of Taylors, S.C.; a brother, L.D. "Buck" Capps and his wife Katherine of Edneyville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Phillip Capell will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. in the chapel prior to the servicel.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, 312 5th Ave. W., Hendersonville, NC 28739.

A guest book and sympathy cards are available at

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.