Neva Nell McAfee Pope 1919-2022


Services for Neva Nell McAfee Pope, 102, of Alba were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, with Frank Summers officiating.

Interment was in Salem Cemetery, Alba.

Mrs. Pope passed away Sept. 1, 2022 at her residence in Alba. She was born Dec. 24, 1919 to Charlie and Jessie McAfee in Yantis. She moved with her family to Alba at age 5 and spent 92 years within 12 miles of where she was born. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ, worshipping with the Salem Church of Christ, Alba Church of Christ and the Grand Saline Church of Christ.

In 1939 she married Jink Pope and they shared 62 years together until his death in 2001.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jink Pope; sister, Inez Norkiewicz and husband Art; son-in-law, Mickey Haisten; son-in-law, Larry Clanton; and grandson, Les Clanton.

Survivors include son, Billy Pope and wife Kay of Waxahachie; daughter, Lynda Melvin and husband Joe of Alba; son, Tommy Pope and wife Vickie of Alba; daughter, Betty Haisten of Alba; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the East Texas Food Bank, 3201 Robertson Rd, Tyler, TX, 75701.

The family received friends at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.