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Mr. William “Bill” Pope

Died June 27, 2005
The Dallas New Era
Dallas, GA
Thursday, July 7, 2005
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Mr. William “Bill” Pope Passes June 27

Mr. William “Bill” Pope, age 86, passed away on June 27, 2005. He was born May 1, 1919 in Heard County, Georgia, to the late Howard and Winnie (Lipham) Pope.

He married Mary Robbins Pope on November 2, 1940, having been married for 64 years. Bill served in the U.S. Army 1944-1946 in WWII, January 1945-November 1945, with the 42nd Rainbow Division, 142nd Eng. Batt. Attached to 3rd Army under General Patton. He was with the 42nd Rainbow Division when they liberated Dachau Concentration Camp, April 29,1945.

Mr. Pope worked as a Farmer and a Barber. He was also a member of Unity Baptist Church and Emeritus Member of Dallas Masonic Lodge #182.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Pope of Dallas; four sons, Mr. and Mrs. Billy J. (Doris) Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny R. (Ginny) Pope, Mr. and Mrs. Steve (Jeanne) Pope and Mr. and Mrs. Mike (Deborah) Pope, all of Dallas; daughter, Mrs. Trisha Pope Aday of Villa Rica; three sisters, Mrs. Estelle Gray of Chamblee, Mrs. Martha Cummings of Jacksonville, FL and Mrs. Lily Andrews of Atlanta; brother, Mr. Howard Pope, Sr. of Chamblee; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Howard and Winnie (Lipham) Pope, he was preceded in death by a son, Mr. David K. Pope, who passed away in 2000; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jeannie Pope, who passed away in April 1998 and grandson, Robert Steven Pope, who passed away September 1984.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, June 30, 2005 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Voyles officiating. Masonic graveside services with full military honors immediately followed with Rev. Paul Hebert officiating. Pallbearers were Josh Pope, Matt Pope, Michael Pope, Shane Pope, Chris Pope, and Russell Pope.

Honorary pallbearers were Billy Joe Pope, Jason Pope, Stephen Pope, Jonathan Pope, Todd Pope,  Clint Pope, and Jonathan Burson.

Arrangements by Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home.

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