Andrea Dale Lyon Bishop passed away on Sunday, May 6th at 12:05 in the year of our Lord 2012 to go live with her Lord and Savior. She was born in Rabun County and reared in Banks County, Homer, Ga., the daughter of the late Emmett Lyon and Gladys Arrendale Lyon.
During her high school career she participated in the FHA, 4-H Club, was a cheerleader and a star basketball player for four years. As a senior in 1960 she won the Miss Jackson EMC (Jackson Electric Membership Corp) which included several counties. She graduated high school in 1961 and went on to attend the University of Georgia majoring in home economics. She was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha. She met her husband, Kenneth W. Bishop there and after two years they were married. They lived in Jacksonville, Fla. and Savannah, Ga. before moving to Cartersville in 1967.
Shortly after moving to Cartersville she and her husband and family joined the Sam Jones United Methodist Church, where she was a faithful member for years.
Survivors include her husband; two children, son, Kenneth R. Bishop,, Cartersville, and daughter and son-in-law, Dawn Bishop McGuire and Sean McGuire,, Acworth; two sisters, Melissa Mabry, Homer, and Lee Lyon, High Point, N.C.; two nephews, Robert Mabry and his wife Kim, Homer, and Buck Jordan, of Statesboro; and a special dear extended family member, Ms. Diane Eason, Cartersville; grandchildren, Tracey Dee and Mickey McGuire, Acworth, Victoria Bishop Holmes and husband Matt Holmes, Savannah, Joshua Ray Bishop, Athens, Jamie Lee Bishop, Athens, and Carter Bishop, Cartersville; extended grandchild, Donovan Tate; and two great-grandchildren, Ava Gray Holmes and Scarlett Jane Holmes, both of Savannah.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9, at 11 a.m. from the Sam Jones United Methodist Church with Bill Burch and the Rev. Nina Jones officiating. Entombment will be in the Sunset Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Joshua Ray Bishop, Carter Bishop, Parker Rutledge, Dennis Ballard, Tyler Gilreath, Kenny McCaskill, Buck Jordan and Robert Mabry.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Sam Jones United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Owen Funeral Home, Cartersville, is in charge of the arrangements.