May 22, 1944 ~ November 19, 2004
Born in: Cullowhee, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Rachel Bishop Queen, 60, of Starmount Drive, Asheville, died Friday, November 19, 2004, in a local hospital. Dr. Queen was born in Cullowhee, NC and was a daughter of Jessica Ashe Bishop and of the late Charles Bishop. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, Jack L. Grogan who died in 1989, and Arlis O. Queen who died in 2003. Dr. Queen was a professor at West Georgia College in Carrolton, GA. She graduated and earned her Ph.D. in early childhood education from Western Carolina University. She was a co-founding member of Taxpayers For Accountable Government (TAG) and was also a very active member of Hominy Baptist Church. She will always be remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother. In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her daughter, Jessica Skinner and her husband, Stephen, of Hendersonville; three grandchildren, Elijah Varner, Emileigh Varner and Slade Skinner; one sister, Wanda Strait of Readstown, WI; and three brothers, Bud Bishop and his wife Nancy, Grover Bishop, and James Bishop, all of Cullowhee. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Hominy Baptist Church. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Griffin, GA. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hominy Baptist Church, 135 Candler School Road, Candler, NC 28715.