Mrs. Allie Bishop

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, May 22, 1925
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Mrs. Allie Bishop Answers Call of Master Sunday

On last Sunday morning, May 17, death called one of Watkinsville’s most noble women, Mrs. Allie Bishop, after several week’s illness she could bear the pain no longer and at last closed her eyes to that sweet sleep to awake when the Master calls for his children to enter – where there is no pain and trouble.

Mrs. Bishop was a daughter of the late Barton C. Thrasher and Mrs. Mary (Elder) Thrasher, and a sister of the late Judge B.E. Thrasher of our town. In early womanhood she was married to Mr. Allie Bishop in July 1876. The children who survive her are: Mr. C.H. Bishop, of Ashburn; Dr. L.H. Bishop, of Unidilla; Mr. Hope T. Bishop, of our town, Prof. I.L. Bishop, of Americus, Mr. James H. Bishop and Miss Mae Ola Bishop, of our town.

Mrs. Bishop closed her life and was laid to rest among the friends of her childhood, as her ancestors had lived in Clarke (now Oconee) county for more than a hundred and thirty years. Mrs. Bishop was born July 17, 1858.

Funeral took place at the Watkinsville Methodist church on Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock and interment in the Watkinsville cemetery. The grave was literally covered with banks of beautiful flowers – flowers that speak of true friends and loved ones.

Mrs. Bishop was a true Christian woman and a member of the Methodist church. She took an active interest in all the church work and was a staunch believer in her faith. No member of the church will be greatly missed more than Mrs. Bishop. And her death will bring sorrow to all who knew her. To know her was to love her. Once she gained your friendship she never forgets you.

The Enterprise extends to this bereaved family its tenderest sympathy in their dark and sad hour. We ask you to have faith in God – God knows best.