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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Levina Bishop

Levina Helen "Nanny" Bishop (Bishop)

Monday, June 13th, 1927 - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020
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Levina Helen (Nanny) Dodson Bishop, 92, of Athens, died Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the residence of her granddaughter Carey Anne Garrett in Etowah.
She was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and was a daughter of the late Oliver and Marie Pickens Dodson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, W. D. Bishop, Jr, granddaughter, LaShea Anderson, brother, Buddy Dodson and his wife Jean.
She loved spending time with her family, cooking and sitting on the porch. She was a member of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.
Levina is survived by twin sons, Gary (Dian) Bishop of Loudon, and Carey (Frances) Bishop of Ten Mile; grandchildren, Carey Anne (Trampus) Garrett of Etowah, Travis (Stephanie) Bishop of Tellico, and Chad Bishop of Knoxville; great-grandchildren, Trevor, John, Tyler, Natasha, William, Lexi, and Sheleah; sister, Martha McDowell of Riceville; brother, Don (Betty) Dodson of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted, 11:00 am , Friday, January 31th at Double Springs Cemetery with Rev. Curtis Porter officiating. The family will receive friends at Smith Funeral Home from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday, January 30th.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Caris Hospice for their loving care of Levina.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, January 30th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral & Cremation Service of Athens
    1010 S. White Street
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Friday, January 31st, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 31st, 2020 11:00am
    Double Springs Cemetery
    Co Rd. 776
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Interment

    Double Springs Cemetery
    Co. Rd. 776
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Mary Moses

Posted at 10:18pm
Praying for you.

Karen Gail Adams

Posted at 01:51pm
We are so sorry for your family's loss. We are neighbors & friends of Frances & Carey Bishop at Ten Mile. Gail Adams & Reva Shultz.

Rosie S Maddron

Posted at 11:02am
Dearest Carey, Gary and Family,
So sorry for your loss in the passing of Levina. She was a very special and precious lady and will be missed!
She is singing with the Angels and without a doubt gave Mom a big hug. No more pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
It's hard to let go but Levina is at peace now and in a much better place where one day we will see her again.
With Our Deepest Sympathy,
Bobby and Rosie Maddron

Heather, Jennifer, Shey & Emily

Posted at 12:53pm
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David Stoika

Posted at 11:54am
I worked with Levina for 3 years (1981-84) at Cooke Paper Box. She was a wonderful person. I am glad I got to know her, and am sorry she's gone. Mat her family find comfort in God's grace. - Dave Stoika

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