Elton Eugene "Bill" Pope
September 15, 1928 - July 31, 2014
Elton Eugene "Bill" Pope, 85, of Havana, FL and formerly of Climax, GA,
passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Big Bend Hospice House.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 4, 2014 at
Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Thad Marshall officiating.
Interment will follow at Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Ricky
Pope, Tim Maxwell, Alan Pope, Jerry Jones, Mark Pope, Terry Phillips, Allen
Dust, and Jeff Mullis serving as active pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 3,
2014 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at
www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice,
1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32308 or Pisgah Primitive Baptist
Church building fund, 4214 Thomasville Road, Climax, GA 39834.
Mr. Pope was born September 15, 1928 in Climax, GA, the son of Jesse Pope
and Olive Phillips Pope. He was a bus driver for many years and retired
from Trailways. Mr. Pope was a member of Pisgah Primitive Baptist Church,
Climax, GA. He enjoyed his time as a Shriner with Marzuq Shrine Temple in
Tallahassee. After retirement he was a funeral assistant with Ivey Funeral
Home and Abbey Funeral Home in Tallahassee, FL for many years.
Survivors include his children, Cathie Pope Pedersen and her husband, Pete,
of Havana, FL and Don Pope and his wife, Dawn, of Valdosta, GA; his three
sister-in-laws, Drucilla Pope, Esther Maxwell, and Marguerite Mullis; and
his grandchildren, Roy O. Pedersen and his wife, Rachel, of Gulf Breeze, FL,
Jodi Pedersen of Tallahassee, FL, Erica Pope of Tifton, GA, and Lauren Pope
of Valdosta, GA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Sarah
Kelley Pope; and his brother, Perry Lamar Pope.