William Rufus Bishop Jr., 44, of Hardy, died Dec. 17, 2004, in Mammoth Spring. He was born July 19, 1960, in Osceola and was a factory worker. He was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his mother, Ruby Bishop of Dell; two daughters, Misty Bishop of Dallas, Texas, and Brittany Bishop of Slidell, La.; two sisters, Barbara Ivey and Judy Baldeck, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Bobby Bishop of Pensacola, Fla.; a grandson, Damion Bishop of Dallas, Texas; and a special friend, Dottie Davis, of Mammoth.
A graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Manila Cemetery with Brother Harris officiating. Burial was in the Manila Cemetery under the direction of Wilson Funeral Home of Osceola.