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Laura Harpole Bishop
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Birth: Nov. 18, 1920
Death: Sep. 24, 2012

STARKVILLE - Laura Harpole Bishop died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Whitfield Nursing Home in Corinth. She was born Nov. 18, 1920, to Edna Douglas and Squire Harpole in Oktibbeha County. She graduated as valedictorian of Maben High School Class of 1938 and also graduated from Wood Junior College in Mathiston. She was a homemaker, loved and revered by her family. She worked beside her husband in Bishop's Grocery and Service Station for many years. She had many friends who visited the store and bought dress material from her. She was an excellent seamstress, and an avid reader and Bible scholar. She taught first grade at Maben School for a brief time. She was a lifelong member of Double Springs Methodist Church, serving in many capacities.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Double Springs Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Welch Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Sue Ann (Danny) Dilworth of Biggersville; Nancy (Bill) Smith of Maumelle, Ark., and Laura (Allen) Clark of Stoneville; one sister, Doris (Kem) Bayburt of Troy, Mich.; two brothers-in-law, James White and Wyman (Fran) Bishop, both of Maben; grandchildren, Ladd Dilworth, Jack Dilworth, Laurie (Steve) Simons, Lisa (Wes) Sullivan, Ben (Amanda) Crowley, Kelly Smith, Annie Smith, Whit (Carolyn) Clark and Edwin Clark; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Rupert Bishop; parents; one sister, Mattie Vell White; one brother and sister-in-law, Carroll and Joy Harpole.

Pallbearers are Ladd Dilworth, Jack Dilworth, Ben Crowley, Whit Clark, Edwin Clark, Steve Simons and Wes Sullivan.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Welch Funeral Home in Maben.

Memorials may be made to Double Springs Cemetery Association in care of Nellie Blade, 375 Bluett Road, Maben, MS.

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Read more: 9-26-2012
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  Edwin Rupert Bishop (1914 - 2003)
Double Springs Cemetery
Oktibbeha County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: LWB
Record added: Sep 26, 2012
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