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Coach James “Jim” Bishop

Coach James “Jim” Bishop, 71, of Forsyth County, died July 29, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1947.

Jim was married to Linda Saxon in 1967 and graduated college in 1973.

In addition to coaching basketball, football, track and wrestling, Jim always had a love for teaching.

He taught history and weightlifting.

While coaching, he won several national championships with his team. Coach Bishop always instilled a winning attitude so that the players never knew what losing was.

His moto, “Bigger, Faster, Stronger,” is one he is still remembered for.

His daughter, Karen Bishop, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Saxon; sons, Jimmy, Kip and Ryan; brother, John T. Bishop; various other relatives also survive.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 1 at Salem Baptist Church in Cumming. Interment followed at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to help with funeral expenses.

Ingram Funeral Home and Crematory of Cumming was in charge of the arrangements.