AMERICUS -- Mrs. Shirley Ann Pope, age 70, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, GA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 in the chapel of Aldridge Funeral Services with Rev. Jim English officiating. Interment will follow at Leslie City Cemetery in Leslie, GA. Active pallbearers will be Billy Farmer, George Maverty, James Anderson, Jerry Pope, John Pope and David Smith.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday before the services from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Mrs. Pope was born December 30, 1941 in Greenville, FL. the daughter of the late William Felton Morgan and Mary Elizabeth Huggins Morgan. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Pope is survived by her beloved husband Jerry W. Pope, Sr. of Leslie, GA; three daughters and sons-in-law Senoria and John Farmer of Albany, GA, Opal and Matt Ellis of Richmond Hill, GA, Pamela and Marty Cruse of Springfield, MO; two sons and daughters-in-law Jerry Pope, Jr. and Sandra of Leslie, GA, John and Staci Pope of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; three sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Dabney and Thelma Skipper of Albany, GA and Marie and Roger Williams of Clermont, FL. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren Levi Pope, Senoria Gibson, Billy Farmer, Zachary Ellis, Logan Ellis, Christian [Nicky] Keen, Mathew Keen, Reese Cruse, Stephanie Cruse, Samantha Cruse and Jace Pope; three great grandchildren Irelynn Finn, Colt Finn and Azure [Bubbles] Phillips. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. Mrs. Pope was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital St. Jude Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142. Aldridge Funeral Services 612 Rees Park is in charge of these arrangements. To sign the on line guest book and express your own special thoughts and memories to the family go to www.aldridgefuneralservicescom.

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