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Barbara Hedges Bishop, age 69, of Shady Valley, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born on July 19, 1944 to the late Cleo and Goldie Clark Hedges. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded death by an infant son, Cleo M. Bishop; a brother, Richard Hedges and a nephew, Jimmy Fettenger.
Barbara was a Home Health Care Nurse for Signature Health. She was a very outgoing person who loved to spend time with her family and friends. Barbara also enjoyed reading, traveling, watching movies and spending time outdoors.
She is survived by her son, Steven Bishop and fiancé Barbara Norton; former husband, Steve Bishop; sisters: Eulah Dearing and Ema May Winn; several nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with Minister Howard Taylor officiating. The family received friends from 1-2:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Graveside service and interment followed at the Blevins Cemetery. Family and friends served as pallbearers.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 10000 Hwy 421 N., Shady Valley, TN 37688.
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The family of Barbara Hedges Bishop has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.