Mary Ellen (Werthe) Pope

Mary Ellen (Werthe) Pope, 88, of Big Spring, Texas passed away July 5, 2014. She was born in Tulsa, Okla. on Feb. 28, 1926, and moved to Big Spring from Mauldin, S.C., where she resided for nearly 40 years. She was a long-standing member of the Mauldin United Methodist Church. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband of more than 50 years, Sam L. Pope, who passed away in December 1997, and her son-in-law, Todd Fulmer, who passed away in August 2012. Survivors include her brother, Don Werthe and wife Dee (Allison) of Littleton, N.C.; three sons, Jerry Pope and wife Rebecca Williams of Swannanoa, N.C.; George Pope of Akron, Ohio; and Ken Pope and wife Ann (Crittenden) of Big Spring, Texas; daughter, Nancy Pope and husband John Watkins of Columbia, S.C.; and three grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Mauldin United Methodist Church, 100 East Butler Road, Mauldin, S.C. 29662, or Compass Hospice, 602 South Main Street, Big Spring Texas 79720, or your favorite charity. A memorial service will be held Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Marcy Place, 2301 Wasson Road, Big Spring Texas. A second memorial service and interment will be held July 24, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Mauldin United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at