February 07, 2019

LAMAR- Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jasper First Baptist Church for Thelma Lenora Pope, 102, Lamar, who died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Cox Barton County Hospital. Burial will follow in Waters Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at the church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home.

Contributions are suggested to the Jasper Baptist Church or Waters Cemetery, in care of the funeral home.

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Survivors include one son, Richard “Dick” Pope and wife Linda, Jasper; a daughter, Saundra Loveall, Lamar; five grandchildren, Julie Dittmer and husband Mark, Kansas City, Mo., Rick Pope and wife Tracee, Liberty, Gina Hatfield and husband James, Jasper, Jennifer Coats and husband Matt, Billings and Rob Pope and wife Stacy, Jasper and nine great-grandchildren, Zac Dittmer, Mason Hatfield, Halle Dittmer, Madelyn Hatfield, Nick Pope, Nolan Coats, Austin Pope, Eli Coats and Brooklyn Pope.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Frank Pugh, Phil Pugh, Helen McClintock, Walt Pugh, Raymond Pugh and Daisy Cook and a son-in-law, Kenny Loveall.

Mrs. Pope was born Sept. 7, 1916, in Jasper, to Fred W. and Lenora (Budd) Pugh. She was a 1937 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for Jasper Farmers Exchange for over 30 years. She began teaching Sunday School at Blue Sunday School and later at Jasper First Baptist Church for over 50 years, where she was a member.

She married Gay Route Pope on Sept. 3, 1938, at the Jasper Methodist Church. He preceded her in death.