Mrs. Reba Amanda Pope Albers, 89, of Long Island, NC, died on August 20, 2005 at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, NC. She was born in Long Island, on September 8, 1915, daughter of Walter Pharr and Lula Bradburn Pope. On December 20, 1947, she married Harry C. Albers, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four sisters and four brothers: Effie Leona Merriman, Willie Clarence Pope, Margie May Pope, Foy Monroe Pope, Grace Applewhite, Mace Richter, James M. Pope, and Charles Willard Pope. Surviving are seven nieces and nephews; six great nieces and nephews; and eleven great, great-nieces and nephews.
Church friends: Patricia Stewart, Brenda Eades, Linda & Craig Stewart.
She was a member of Olivet Baptist Church, Long Island, NC and was retired from Ridgeview Mills in Newton.
Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Coy Privette and Rev. Jeff Roberts at Olivet Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall.
Memorials may be given to Olivet Baptist Church, 7925 Monbo Rd. Long Island, NC 28609 or to Alzheimers Association, 260 1st Ave., NW, Hickory, NC 28601. Condolences may be sent to the family online to www.legacy.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.