Gearldine Bishop
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Gearldine Bishop, 73, a lifelong resident of Benton, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her home, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

She was born October 21, 1940. She was the receptionist at Bishop Animal Hospital for many years. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Welcome Valley Baptist Church until her illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Spence and Edith Pankey Bishop, and one brother, Harold Otis Bishop.

She is survived by her sisters: Joyce Payne and husband, Earl, and Mary Ann Bishop, both of Benton; brothers: Boyd Bishop and wife, Elizabeth, and Frank Bishop and wife, Georgia Faye, all of Cleveland and Bobby Bishop and wife, Nyokia, Kenneth Bishop and wife, Dee Dee, Ralph Bishop and Dr.Terry Bishop and wife, Jennifer, all of Benton; and seven nephews and five nieces, including a special nephew, Spence Bishop.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Gentry officiating.

Interment will follow in Benton Memorial Gardens with nephews serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington Street Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481. For more information, call 781-237-3800 or visit

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