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Arthur Ellis Bishop, Sr.
(April 8, 1939 - January 12, 2012)

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Mr. Arthur Ellis Bishop, Sr., 72, husband of the late Gloria Bishop, of Newport News, VA and formerly of Parksley, VA, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox, VA.

Born on April 8, 1939 in Bloxom, VA, he was the son of the late Paul R. Bishop and the late Margaret Kilmon Bishop.

Arthur is survived by two sons, James Lee Bishop and his wife Carol of Parksley, VA and Carroll R. Bishop of Keller, VA; a brother, Robert James Bishop and his wife Torchie of Saxis, VA, a step-son, Johnathon Mitchell; two step-daughters, Kathy Dewitt and Jamie Mitchell, eleven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Other than his wife Gloria, he was preceded in death by a son, Arthur E. Bishop, Jr. and a step-son, Charles Mitchell, III.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from the graveside of the Liberty Cemetery in Parksley, VA with Pastor Freddie Ward officiating.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Parksley Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 14, Parksley, VA 23421.

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Arrangements by Thornton Funeral Home, Parksley VA.


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