Mrs. Eleanor Anne Gaither Pope, better known as Anne, age 85, of Winfield, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 in the Sunset Manor Health Care facility in Guin.

Mrs. Pope was born on December 25, 1933 in Gadsden, Alabama to Horton Gaither and Myrtle Tarrance Gaither Story. Anne was a 1952 graduate of Emma Sansom High School in Gadsden, AL and a straight “A” student all throughout. She was a member of the Winfield Church of Christ, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Order of the Eastern Star. In 1954 Anne married her husband of 65 years, Richard Pope, Jr, in 1971, they adopted their daughter Ericka Anne Pope Spann. Anne worked as a bookkeeper and cashier for Sears, Roebuck & Co. from 1953 until 1971. Mrs. Pope was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Mrs. Pope is survived by her husband, Richard R. Pope, Jr., daughter, Ericka Pope Spann, grandchildren, Andrew Dwight Spann, Erin Spann Wytiaz (Bryan)and Richard Drake Spann (Anna), great grandchildren, Jordan, Caroline, Skylar and Penelope and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Horton Gaither and Myrtle Tarrance Gaither Story, step father, Kelly Brown Story, aunt, Evelyn Tarrance Hust, uncles, Calvin Tarrance and Jack Tarrance.

The funeral service for Mrs. Pope will be held on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. James Wyers will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be on Thursday, December 26, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (service time) at Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Pope family.