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Shirley Eastridge Pope, age 73, of Mountain City, Tennessee, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Boone, North Carolina. She was born on June 12, 1938 to the late Luther and Annie (Osborne) Eastridge.
Shirley loved to quilt and sew and made beautiful quilts that her family will treasure. She also enjoyed gardening and canning.
She is survived by her husband, Floyd Pope; daughters and sons-in-law, Janice Carol Pope Mahala and Ron of Ashe County, NC, Teresa Darlene Pope King and David of Knoxville, TN and Brenda Annette Pope Philhower and Cliff of Elkton, MD; sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony Floyd Pope and Peggy of Trade, TN, James Dale Pope and Elizabeth Christine of Mountain City, TN and Alexander Drew Pope and Virginia of Mountain City, TN; one son-in-law, Kenneth E. Roark, Jr. of Greenville, TN; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one niece, Joann Gilley of Elkton, MD; special friends, Nelson and Betty Leiser.
The family received friends from 12-2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. with Pastors Billy Morefield and David Benfield officiating. Music was under the direction of J.D. Jones.
Graveside service and interment followed from the Pope Family Cemetery, Sprucey Lane, Mountain City, TN. Pallbearers were selected from family and friends.
A meal was served at the Welcome Center following the graveside service for family and friends.
Memorials may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Seby B. Jones Cancer Center, PO Box 2570, Boone, NC 28607.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 1525 Sprucey Lane, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Shirley Eastridge Pope has entrusted her services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683.