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Evelyne Gibson Bishop


Evelyne Gibson Bishop, 84, widow of Cecil Irving Bishop of Kinards, SC, died Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home after a brief illness.

Born in Newberry County, Mrs. Bishop was the daughter of the late Ernest and Sula Hipp Gibson. She was a retired employee of the S.C. Employment Security Commission and a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church. She also worked a number of years with Laurens County District 56 school system.

The youngest of 6 children, Mrs. Bishop was predeceased by her 4 sisters; Henrietta Warren, Sara Ruth Baker, Varie Kibler, and Ernestine Riddle as well as her brother, Billy Gibson.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie B. Stuart and son-in-law Mark Stuart of Spartanburg, SC, and two granddaughters, Heather Stuart Abernathy of Norfolk, Va. and Courtney B. Stuart of Columbia, SC. A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Bishop had recently moved to Spartanburg, SC to be closer to her family and enjoyed new adventures with close friends in her retirement community.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 2:00 to 2:45 P.M. at Whitaker Funeral Home, 1704 College St., Newberry, SC.

Funeral services will follow at 3:00 P.M. in the Whitaker Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Beth Drennen and Rev. Jimmy Counts. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that memorials be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church, 3028 Hopewell Church Rd., Kinards, SC 29355, or Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, 686 Jeff Davis Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29303.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

Published in The Greenville News on May 11, 2012
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