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Margaret Modena Pope

Female 1913 - 2004  (90 years)

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  • Name Margaret Modena Pope  [1, 2
    Born 23 Oct 1913  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 Sep 2004  Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Margaret Pope McLemore, 90, creator of the Garden for the Blind in Hazlehurst, Miss., died on Sept. 21, 2004, in New Albany. She was the daughter of Moran McLelland Pope and Florence Burrows Pope.

      Services were Sept. 24 at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany, where she had been an active member since 1999.

      One of her greatest accomplishments was the creation of the Garden for the Blind in 1999, when she was 85 years old, honoring Mac who is legally blind and the many workers at Signature Works, the largest employer of the visually impaired in the State of Mississippi.

      Survivors include her husband, Bryan Simmons McLemore; her daughters, Laura Lynn Kerner of Athens, Ala., and Nina McLemore Baker of New York and Washington D.C.; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; her sister, Nina Cotton Wallace of Diamond Head; and her brother, Moran McLelland Pope Jr. of Hattiesburg.
    Person ID I3600  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2016 

    Family Bryan Simmons McLemore,   b. 8 Sep 1907, Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 2005, Hazlehurst, Copiah County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married Y  [1
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F2094  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S987] Website "Union County, MS Genealogy Forum" ;

    2. [S333] - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], ( Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).