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Elder William A Bishop

June 25, 1932 ~ December 14, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Elder William Bishop Obituary

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Elder William A. Bishop, age 90, of Culloden, GA, on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at Community Hospice in Vidalia, GA.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM in the Peebles-Curry Memorial Chapel with Elder Jason Deal, and Rev. Casey Shaw officiating.

Interment will follow in the Eastbrook Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 PM.

Pallbearers are Sam Mize, Freddie McVey, J. B. Haygood, Asa Garrett, Chester Grant, and Wayne Sammons.

Elder William Bishop was born in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA on June 25, 1932, to the late Earnest and Lucille Turner Bishop. He served his country in the US Army for eleven years, followed by an addition service with the Army National Guard for twenty years of service, of which he was most honored and proud. After returning from service he was employed with the Emanuel County Board of Education for many years, in the Maintenance Department and was a familiar and happy face at all the local county schools. Elder Bishop obeyed God’s call and was ordained in October of 1978, and began his ministry with Smith’s Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Adrian, GA.  He has since served Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church, Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church in Patterson, GA and Sharon Primitive Baptist Church in Culloden, GA; where he and his wife, Helen, retired and continued to minister and serve neighbors and friends. Elder Bishop enjoyed singing in the choir and with gospel groups; was an avid wood worker and loved constructing gifts for so many; and tending a spring garden was a labor of love and tremendous enjoyment. Elder Bishop was a member of the Sharon Primitive Baptist Church and, in addition to his parents, was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Helen McBride Bishop.

Survivors include:

Son: William Perry Bishop (Lacey) of Swainsboro, GA.

Brothers: Bob Bishop (Sandi), Earl Bishop (Idalu), Jim Bishop (Bobbie) all of Blairsville, GA, and Lamar Bishop (Doreen) of Wake Forest, NC.

Grandson: William Clayton “Clay” Price (Amanda) of Savannah, GA.

Great Grand: Hinesley Jean Price also of Savannah, GA.

Extended family and many close friends.

Should friends desire, memorial contribution may be made to The First Baptist Church, P O Box 828, Swainsboro, GA or Community Hospice, 904 Mt. Vernon Rd., Vidalia, GA 30474.

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for Elder William A. Bishop of Culloden, GA.

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December 17, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro , GA 30401

Funeral Service
December 17, 2022

2:00 PM
Peebles Curry Memorial Chapel
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Interment following funeral service
December 17, 2022

Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum

Swainsboro, GA


First Baptist Church Swainsboro
240 W. Main St., Swainsboro GA 30401

Community Hospice
904 Mt. Vernon Rd., Vidalia GA 30474


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