Ethel Tackett Pope
October 25, 1917 – April 13, 2018
Ethel Tackett Pope, 100, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 in a Fort Smith hospital. She was born to William L. Tackett and Cora Story Tackett on October 25, 1917 in Hector, Arkansas. She finished high school at Hector, Arkansas in 1936. She married Harold F. Pope on June 16, 1938 in Van Buren, Arkansas, they were married 61 ½ years when Harold passed away. She was a homemaker and member of Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 17 at Cavanaugh Free Will Baptist Church with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home of Greenwood. Viewing will be Monday from 1 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. She is survived by one son, Tom Pope of Fort Smith; two daughters, Rebecca Green and husband, Bill of Rogers and Barbara Hartness and husband, Bob of Fort Smith; two brothers, Bill Tackett of Hector and Ronald Tackett of Russellville; one sister, Corrine Dare of Russellville; four granddaughters, Stephanie Jones, Brandi Green, Meghan Pope and Kristen Pope; two grandsons, Eric Hartness and Ashley Hartness and five great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Charley Wagner’s Angels Sunday School Class.
- Mrs. Pope is survived by one son, Tom Pope of Fort Smith; two daughters, Rebecca Green and husband, Bill of Rogers and Barbara Hartness and husband, Bob of Fort Smith; two brothers, Bill Tackett of Hector and Ronald Tackett of Russellville; one sister, Corrine Dare of Russellville; four granddaughters, Stephanie Jones, Brandi Green, Meghan Pope and Kristen Pope; two grandsons, Eric Hartness and Ashley Hartness and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold F. Pope.
- Nephews, Active
- Charley Wagner's Angels Sunday School Class, Honorary
- Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Ethel Tackett Pope
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April 19, 2018
Grandma is the center of so many of my memories. From all the summers, camping trips, and holidays that centered around being with her, to the joy of watching her hold each of my babies. She was strong, funny and beautiful.
When I was about 6 I remember sneaking in my mom's room and calling Grandma to tell her when school would get out and begging her to come get me. She was there that day and I stayed almost the whole summer with them.
I was blessed to continue having those visits with her till now.
April 19, 2018
Mr. & Mrs. Pope were neighbors of mine growing up, but they became so much more. I loved them both. Mrs. Pope became a 3rd Grandma to me, she was like Family to us. She was always so kind, strong, and smart. I loved hearing her stories and her sharing her wisdom with me. I am so sad that she is gone, but so happy that she lived a long and happy life. She was a wonderful lady. I will love and miss her always. Sending lots of love to her Family from Colorado.
April 16, 2018
Tommy, Becky and Barbara.
What a beautiful faith filled life your Mom had.
She was always so sweet to me and kept a smile on her face.
I think what I will remember about her the most are all of those beautiful quilts she made. I was so envious of her talent. And her gardening skills. She was a hard worker.
When you think about what the world was like when she was born and what it has become, you wonder how she kept her sanity.
It was fun being you neighbor and I know you are at peace with where your Mom is today.
Mary Beth Carolan Stephens