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Buford Bishop

Funeral services for Buford Bishop, 83, of Wedowee, will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010, at 1 p.m. at Noonday Christian Church with the Rev. Harold Bonner and Rev. Zenus Windsor officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Bishop passed away Thursday, July 29, 2010, at Wedowee Hospital. Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nelda Walker Bishop, of Wedowee; two daughters, Beth (Clifford) Denney, of Hogansville, Ga., and Jennifer (Kent) Grogan, of Camilla, Ga.; one son David ( Mary) Bishop, of Helena; a brother-in-law and his wife, George and Barbara Ann Walker, of Huntsville; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Rick Bailey, Zach Bishop, Wayne Cotney, Chris Denney, Hayes Grogan, Richard Lucas, Brandon Wallace and Daniel Wallace. Honorary pallbearers will be active and retired Randolph County law enforcement officers and Alabama State Troopers. Special Honorary Pallbearers will be Rusty Arrington and Howard Welch, and Bobby Stewart, Mr. Bishop's trooper partner for his entire career. Mr. Bishop was born June 8, 1927 the son of Herbert Benjamin and Izora Willoughby Bishop, he graduated from Wadley High School in 1945, he was a veteran of World War II having served in the United States Army, he was a member of Mountain Springs Baptist Church, he married his high school sweetheart on July 29, 1951, they were married 59 years, he attended Southern Union College and Auburn University. He served over 30 years as a law enforcement officer at Bowden, Ga., Wedowee and Randolph County Sheriff's Office. He retired as a Alabama State Trooper, and served as police chief in Wadley and Roanoke. Mr. Bishop was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Charline Bishop Cotney and his father and mother-in-law, Roy and Iola Walker. The family will receive flowers or donations may be made to Wedowee Hospital, P.O. Box 307, Wedowee, AL 36278 or Noonday Christian Church, c/o Charlotte Strain, 6478 County Road 67, Wedowee, AL 36278. The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Wedowee today, July 30, 2010, from 5 - 8 p.m. He will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Benefield Funeral Home of Wedowee in charge of the arrangements. Leave online condolences at: www.benefieldfhwedowee.com-- Benefield Funeral Home 20 W. Broad Street Wedowee, AL 36278 (256)357-2888 Published in The Anniston Star on July 30, 2010


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  • Created by: James Myers
  • Added: 29 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60817057
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Buford Bishop (8 Jun 1927–29 Jul 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60817057, citing Noon Day Congregational Christian Church Cemetery, New Hope, Randolph County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by James Myers (contributor 46934144) .