Obituaries


BISHOP

Mr. William Donald "Foots" Bishop, age 73, of Summerville, GA, died Monday, March 2, 2015 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Bishop was born March 18, 1941, in Centre, AL, son of the late Hubert and Thelma Bishop.  He was a member of the Faith Temple and worked as a carpenter.  Mr. Bishop enjoyed fishing, attending Gospel singings, and browsing trade days.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Donnie Bishop; and brothers, Reuben Bishop, Ed Bishop, and Wallace Bishop.

Mr. Bishop is survived by his wife, Shirley Bishop; a son, Larry Bishop; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Bishop and Paul Bell; grandchildren, Krysta Blankenship and Daniel Bishop; great-grandchildren, Brody Craig and Ryan Rosser; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Mr. Bishop will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, March 5, 2015, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Oscar Stapp and Rev. John Mann officiating.  Interment will follow in the Lyerly Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Joe Bishop, Chris Davis, Eddy Bishop, George Padgett, Randy Bishop, Kenneth Padgett, and Sammy Padgett.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Purdy, Fuzz Anderson, Raymond Ware, Harold Ragland, Donnie Taylor, Jim Reece, Bill Ramsey, and the Liar's Club at Jim's Restaurant.

Mr. Bishop will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 4, 2015.


COOK

Mr. Lark Blake “L. B.” Cook, Jr., age 84, of Chattoogaville, GA, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

A lifelong resident of the Chattoogaville Community, Mr. Cook was born July 21, 1930, the son of the late Lark Blake Cook, Sr. and Gussie Gayler Cook.  He was retired from Mohawk and was also a retired farmer.  He was a member of the Lyerly United Methodist Church and the Lyerly U.M.C. Men’s Club.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Peppers Cook, to whom he was married for 62 years, and two brothers, Ken Cook and Donald Cook.

Mr. Cook is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jackie Blake Cook Ellenburg and William Edward Ellenburg, Jr.; a granddaughter, Meredith Blake Ellenburg Dunagan and her husband, Cameron Dunagan; grandson, Matthew Edward Ellenburg; and a great-granddaughter, Rachel Blake Dunagan.  Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

Funeral services for Mr. Cook will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 7, 2015, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Lyerly Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be Billy Stallings, Butch Gardner, Rayburn Mitchell, Johnny Crawford, Mike Hurley, Johnny Montgomery, Joe Reed, and Leonard Robinson.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Men of the Lyerly United Methodist Church.

Mr. Cook will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lyerly United Methodist Church Men’s Club at P.O. Box 152, Lyerly, GA, 30730.