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Lila Holden ""Miss Lila"" Bishop

August 29, 1943 - May 14, 2016

Lila Dovie “Miss Lila” Holden Bishop, 72, of Mills River passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at The Lodge at Mills River.

A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, Lila was a daughter of the late Albert Franklin and Lila Ruth McLain Holden. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Carl Ray Bishop; son, Carl A. Bishop, Jr.; daughter, Doris A. Dillin; and brother, Franklin L. Holden.

Lila graduated from Mills River High School and attended one year of college. She was a long-time custodian and bus driver at Mills River Elementary School and a member of Mills River Presbyterian Church.

Lila is survived by her friend and companion of ten years, Bill Stepp; sister, Elizabeth Miller; son, Thomas Bishop; grandchildren, Shawnte Grooms, Tristan Bishop, Thomas Dillin and Shannon Dillin; three nieces, Annette Gould, Christa Plemmons and Ann Labelle; and one nephew, Bill Holden.

A memorial service will be held at 10 am Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Mills River Presbyterian Church with the Reverend Randall Boggs. A reception will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cemetery Fund of Mills River Presbyterian Church or to the Back Pack Fund, both at

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