The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


February 15, 2014

Beulah Pope

— The funeral for Beulah P. Pope, 88, of Athens will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at McConnell Funeral Home with Dwight Raburn and Anthony Anderson officiating. Burial will be in New Oakland Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pope passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at Athens Rehabilitation and Senior Care Center.

She was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Limestone County to Calvin Durham and Lilly Mae Crawford. She was the owner of Wagon Wheel, and she worked at Martin Stove. She was a homemaker and a loving grandmother.

Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kay Tarpley; one brother, Dilly Durham; and three sisters, Ilene Russell, Ruth Tennison and Rochelle Rocco.

Survivors include her loving husband of 67 years, Harvey Jackson Pope of Athens; three sons, Billy W. Pope and wife Pat of Athens, Larry J. Pope Sr. and wife Jewel of Elkmont, Tony R. Pope of Elkmont; two daughters, Shirley Ann Morris of Athens and Betty J. Stanford and husband Davey of Athens; one brother, Glenn Durham; and three sisters, Joann Gillian, Jenelle Blankenship and Ilamae Russell; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tony Pope Jr., Eric Wise, Larry Pope Jr., Stacey Pope, Jason Pope, Mike Elmore, Terry Elmore and Billy Pope Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are Alex Elmore and Taylor Thomas.

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