Athalene Bishop Mole HAMPTON, SC - Mrs. Athalene Bishop Mole, 80, of Co-Op Road East, Hampton, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Palmetto Health Richland. She was the wife of the late Clyde Roland Mole, to whom she was married 44 years. Funeral services will be conducted 3 o'clock, Saturday, February 22, 2014 at The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Chapel, Varnville. Interment will follow in Hampton Cemetery. Born August 23, 1933 in Brunson, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd Fulton Bishop and Virgie Barnes Bishop. She was a Hospital Administrator at Hampton Medical Center, where she retired after 42 years of service. She was a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. She was a beloved mother, who loved working with her flowers, gardening, oil painting, and sewing. Surviving are: her children, Marsha Mole Sober and her husband Douglas J. Sober of Collierville, Tennessee, Craig Roland Mole and his wife Lois Park Mole of Columbia, and Maria Mole Smith and her husband Douglas N. Smith of Easley; grandchildren, Wesley Adam Smith and Katherine E. Sober; sisters, Carolyn B. Long of Fairfax, Virginia, Bonnie B. Belger of Lugoff and Grace B. Tuten of Furman; sisters-in-law, Shirley M. Altman and her husband Don of Hampton and Sylvia M. Freeman and her husband Wade of Hampton; and brother-in-law, Don Mole and his wife Sara of Orangeburg. She was preceded in death by a sister, Muriel B. Mixson. For those that desire, memorial messages and thoughts of condolence as well as memorable recollections of Athalene may be shared with the family by visiting our online registry at: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, VARNVILLE - HAMPTON CHAPEL, 1074 Yemassee Highway, Varnville, (803) 943.5016 Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Feb. 20, 2014