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Courtland - Virginia Ann Pope, 85, widow of Harvey Grover Pope, passed away November 26, 2012 at her home. Born in Tappahannock, VA, she was a daughter of the late James Leonard and Rena Mitchell Mathews. She was predeceased by a sister, Ruth M. Hudson, a brother, Edward "Teddy" Mathews and a granddaughter, Eliza McCaslin Pope. Ann experienced life to the fullest and touched all her family and friends in positive ways.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia Pope Hartman and her husband, Edward, of Courtland; two sons, James Mathews Pope of Warm Springs, VA and Robert Harvey "Bobby" Pope and his wife, Carol, of Courtland; eight grandchildren, Lucas Mathews Pope, Sarah James Pope, Betsy King Pope, John Robert Pope, Michelle Marie Pope, William Manry Pope, Mercer Hudson Hartman and Harvey Mitchell Hartman and her wonderful caregiver, Patricia Lewis.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Baptist Church, Franklin. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Courtland. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, and at a reception following the burial at the Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland. Memorials may be made to the Harold F. Young Neurological Center at the Medical College of Virginia in memory of Eliza Pope, 417 N. 11th St., #6, Richmond, VA 23298 or St. Luke's Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 156, Courtland, VA 23837. www.wrightfuneralhome.org.
Wright Funeral Home - Franklin
206 West Fourth Avenue Franklin, VA 23851
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Nov. 27, 2012