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George Hamlin Bishop


George Hamlin Bishop, 85, of Cedar Mountain, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family Aug. 17, 2013, at his home in Colbert, Ga. where he resided with his daughter, Rachel Southers and her family since 2010.

He was born in Cedar Mountain May 5, 1928, to the late Boyce and Helen Hudson Bishop. The eldest of seven children, he was predeceased in death by two siblings, Albert Bishop and Katherine Jones.

Surviving are his siblings, James “Bud” Bishop, of Cedar Mountain, Jane Elliott and husband, Jim, of Port Matilda, Pa., Arthur Bishop and wife, Jennie, of Brevard, and Mary A. Bishop, also of Cedar Mountain.

He is also survived by his children, Mark Bishop and wife, Cheryl, of Asheville, and Rachel Southers and husband, Jerry, of Colbert, Ga .; five grand-children, Maggie Bishop, Brooke Armstrong and husband, Wesley, Jordan Johnson, George ‘’Cameron’’ Johnson, and Preston Johnson; four step-grand-children, Jason Southers, Joni Eberhart and husband, Ben, Kyle Southers, and Jeris Southers; one great-granddaughter, Kennedy Armstrong, and three step-great-grandchildren, Lindsey and Landon Eberhart, and Riley Phillips.

He attended Brevard High School and enrolled in the pre-college class at Brevard College in 1945 where he lettered in football. He was a United States Army veteran who served his country from 1946-1950, and returned to the United States after serving in Japan and traveled throughout the country working various jobs.

After many miles and numerous adventures he returned to his hometown of Cedar Mountain where he raised his family and was a very loving and devoted father. He retired from E.I. DuPont Corporation where he was employed for more than 20 years.

He spent most of his spare time raising farm animals and crops at his home and enjoyed collecting and selling antiques in his post retirement years. He was a member of Rocky Hill Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Rocky Hill Baptist Church in Cedar Mountain, with Rev. Oliver C. Skerrett Jr. officiating.

Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers are James Bishop, Robert Bishop, Alvin Bishop, Arthur Bishop, John Bishop and Jordan Johnson.

The family of George Bishop wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Gentiva Hospice Care, of Athens, Ga., Crossroads Community Church, of Athens, Ga., and Rocky Hill Baptist Church.

Lord and Stephens, EAST, Athens, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.


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