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Viola Josephine Conner Bishop
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Birth: Mar. 30, 1918
Death: Jul. 29, 2009


Josephine Bishop, 91, of Grandview Avenue, Greeneville, died "peacefully" Wednesday at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Bishop retired from Greene Valley Developmental Center.

She was a member of Kingsley Avenue Free Will Baptist Church, where she attended regularly as long as her health permitted. "Going to church was a highlight of her life," her family noted.

Mrs. Bishop was the widow of Gladson Roy Bishop, her husband of 54 years who died Aug. 4, 2003.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Charlotte and Mike Rader; a special grandson: Chad Rader; two brothers and a sister-in-law: Harvey and Regina Conner and Delbert Conner; two sisters and a brother-in-law: Marvelene and Harley Gunter of Dandridge, and Nellie Dodd of Greeneville; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Maynard and Trula Gahagan of Spartanburg, S.C., Willie Mae Conner, and Ivory Long of Bulls Gap, and Veva Ramsey; several nieces and nephews; her special friends and caregivers: Ada Barham, David Wayne Barham, Wanda Rader, Ann Franklin, Jeanette Pridemore, Gladys Cutshall, and Louise Housely; and her special caregivers while in the hospital: Betty Franklin, Christine Cutshaw, and Beth Franklin.

She was a daughter of the late Arthur and Bonnie Lamb Conner and was preceded in death by two daughters: Patricia Ann Bishop and Mary Catherine Bishop; a son: Roy Stevie Bishop; five brothers: Wilmer Conner, Wiley Conner, Bruce Conner, Charlie Conner, and Elbert Conner; and two sisters: Lorine Rader, and Mamie McDaris.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. today at Kiser Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Saturday morning in the funeral home chapel. The Rev. Doyle Pruett will officiate.

Interment will follow in New Bethel Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Richard Gosnell, Donald Conner, Chad Rader, Dennis Franklin, Dennis Fox, and Troy Cutshaw.

Honorary pallbearers will be the congregation at Kingsley Avenue FWB Church, Dr. Brad Strange, the nurses of 4-West at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, and Dr. Kenneth Susong.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Bonnie A Lamb Conner (1899 - 1967)
 
 Spouse:
  Gladson Roy Bishop (1927 - 2003)*
 
 Children:
  Patricia Ann Bishop (1949 - 1952)*
  Mary K Bishop (1951 - 1952)*
  Roy Steve Bishop (1952 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Viola Josephine Conner Bishop (1918 - 2009)
  Wilmer Lee Conner (1920 - 1999)*
  Tressie Marlene Conner Gunter (1935 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
New Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery
Greene County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Tnbreeze
Record added: Mar 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86197804
Viola Josephine <i>Conner</i> Bishop
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Viola Josephine <i>Conner</i> Bishop
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Viola Josephine <i>Conner</i> Bishop
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