George Bishop

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George Bishop, age 62, of Cumming passed away Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Throughout all the challenges from his diagnosis six years ago, George exemplified rare strength and courage. He never lost his great sense of humor and love for life. He was retired from Norfolk Southern Corp. and is a veteran of the United States Air Force and Vietnam.
George was born in Wise County, Va., to Ivory and C.L. Bishop. Both parents and sister, Phyllis Trigg of Roanoke, Va., are deceased.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary (Penny) Cubine Bishop of Cumming; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Julie Bishop of Acworth; granddaughters, Charlie and Alyeska, who were the jewels of their Papa's eyes; six brothers and sisters, Brenda and Wendel Boyd of Kingsport, Tenn., Alice Eldridge of Hopewell, Va., Wilma and Sam Watkins of Ruther Glen, Va., Ivory Bishop Jr., Vickie of Alcoa, Tenn., Robert and Natalie Bishop of Kingsport, Tenn., Steven and Lisa Bishop of Gate City, Va.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The body will be cremated and George asked that friends and family meet for a very brief and informal celebration of George's happy life. The service was Sunday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Ingram Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, George requested contributions be made to your favorite children's charity.
Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 887-2388
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Published in ForsythNews.com from Aug. 3 to Aug. 6, 2009