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Laura Alma Bishop Fant
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1878
Foster Crossroads
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 1932
Lafayette
Chambers County
Alabama, USA

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Note: 1887 birth year on marble slab is incorrect.
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MRS. FANT-COSBY DIES SUDDENLY SUNDAY A.M.

Mrs. Alma Bishop Fant Cosby age 54 years, died suddenly last Sunday morning at six o'clock following a short illness, which was described as a cerebral attack on Sunday morning June 25th.
The deceased was a member of a prominent Chambers County family, being Miss Alma Bishop before her marriage to Alonza Fant, and following his death several years ago she was married the second time to Mr. John Cosby. She was a member of the Mountain Spring Baptist Church and was a familiar figure in the affairs of that church and community for many years.
Funeral service was held from the Mountain Spring Church on Monday morning at nine o'clock with Rev. Laney and Elder Shaddix being the officiating ministers. Interment was in the Mountain Spring Cemetery with Robinson & Cutler of LaFayette being in charge of funeral arrangements.
Surviving are a husband John Cosby; three sons Rush Fant of Wetumpka, Tommie and Ray Fant of Chambers County; three daughters Mrs. Wayne Allen, Mrs. Fred Harmon and Jewell Fant all of Chambers County.

Source: Undated newspaper clipping from "The LaFayette Sun" newspaper.
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SECOND MARRIAGE TO MR. COSBY.

After the death of her husband Lon Fant, Alma married John H. Cosby, much to the displeasure of her father and children. B.H. Bishop, her father, wrote a letter from his home in Texas admonishing her not to marry him because he had nothing in property or sense! For whatever reason she married Mr. Cosby but only lived a few years with him before her death. The farm and home that she and Lon had bought near LaFayette was sold before this 2nd marriage occurred, and money divided among her and the Fant children. The two oldest Fant daughters did not want John Cosby living in their father's home. Even in their old age, daughters Alta Fant Allen and Hattie Fant Harmon Cadenhead, would never talk much about Mr. Cosby, because as Hattie said "I was ashamed of it".
The marble slab over Alma Fant's grave only has her surname of Fant - Cosby was omitted.
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Benjamin Henry Bishop (1850 - 1929)
  Susan Elizabeth Belcher Bishop (1849 - 1936)
 
 Spouses:
  Alonza Jackson Fant (1875 - 1926)
  John H. Cosby (1873 - 1938)
 
 Children:
  Homer J. Fant (1896 - 1929)*
  Alta Roberta Fant Allen (1898 - 1983)*
  Rush Jackson Fant (1900 - 1939)*
  Hew Heflin Fant (1905 - 1906)*
  Tommy Fant (1907 - 1976)*
  Hattie Jane Fant Harmon Cadenhead (1910 - 2000)*
  Mack Ray Fant (1917 - 1939)*
  Jewell Fant Warlick (1920 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Augusta Matilda Bishop Carlisle (1872 - 1965)*
  John Thomas Bishop (1873 - 1956)*
  Clarence William Bishop (1875 - 1947)*
  Murlittie Alzadie Bishop Sims (1876 - 1969)*
  Laura Alma Bishop Fant (1878 - 1932)
  George Henry Bishop (1879 - 1925)*
  Minnie Lee Bishop Pool (1881 - 1972)*
  Barnie Vinson Bishop (1883 - 1884)*
  Albert Clinton Bishop (1885 - 1944)*
  Walter Green Bishop (1887 - 1975)*
  Carrie E. Bishop Polk (1889 - 1981)*
  Euell Jett Bishop (1891 - 1963)*
  Royal Bishop (1893 - 1961)*
  Eddie Bishop (1898 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mountain Springs Baptist Church Cemetery
Chambers County
Alabama, USA
 
Created by: Churchwell
Record added: Jan 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33338889
Laura Alma <i>Bishop</i> Fant
Added by: Churchwell
 
Laura Alma <i>Bishop</i> Fant
Added by: Churchwell
 
Laura Alma <i>Bishop</i> Fant
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