Mrs. Pope

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL -

Mrs. Vir­ginia Pope, age 85, of Cedar­town, passed away Mon­day, Oct. 23, 2017 fol­low­ing an ex­tended ill­ness.

She was born in Cedar­town on Jan. 16, 1932, daugh­ter of the late An­drew Dyer and Ruth Thomp­son Dyer.

Mrs. Pope had lived her en­tire life in Polk County. She was a ded­i­cated mem­ber of Anna Kresge Methodist Church.

She al­ways en­joyed shar­ing her love of cook­ing and help­ing oth­ers at the lo­cal soup kitchen and Sa­mar­i­tan House.

Mrs. Pope was com­monly known as “Maw Maw” to many, from the 15 years that she op­er­ated her in­home day­care.

Mrs. Pope was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; first hus­band, Willis Parker; se­cond hus­band, W. Lloyd Pope; son, Kim Parker; broth­ers: Gor­dan Dyer, Jimmy Dyer and Franklin Dyer; sis­ters: Lu­cille Ball and Nell Hulsey.

Mrs. Pope is sur­vived by her chil­dren: Karen and Gary Zim­mer­man, Kathy and Tim McKelvey and Keith and Wanda Parker; grand­chil­dren: Zachary Zim­mer­man, Kayla Wil­liams, Lacey Hull, Brit­tney Kan­dell, Ka­cie Wright and Lexie Parker and five great grand­chil­dren. Sev­eral great nieces and neph­ews also sur­vive.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held Wed­nes­day, Oct. 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home with Rev. John Giglio of­fi­ci­at­ing.

In­ter­ment fol­lowed in the fam­ily lot of Northview Ceme­tery in Cedar­town.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends at the fu­neral home on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25, 2017 prior to the ser­vice hour.

The fol­low­ing gentle­men served as pall­bear­ers: Tim McKelvey, KJ Kan­dell, Todd Hull, Tyler Wil­liams, Gary Zim­mer­man and Zack Zim­mer­man.

The fam­ily has re­spectf ully re­quested t hat flow­ers be omit­ted, and me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions be made to Anna Kresge Methodist Church Build­ing Fund, 15 Booger Hol­low Road, Cedar­town, Ga., 30125.

The fam­ily is also thank­ful for the love and ded­i­ca­tion shown to them at Cedar Hill As­sisted Liv­ing from ad­min­is­tra­tors, staff and Amedisys Hospice.

The Smith and Miller Fu­neral Home of Cedar­town was hon­ored to serve the fam­ily of Mrs. Vir­ginia Pope.

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