Evelyn Pope Norrod


Evelyn Pope Norrod

Funeral services for Evelyn Pope Norrod, 82, of Lufkin will be held Monday, May 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Charles M. Roberts officiating. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Providence Cemetery in the Dialville Community of Cherokee County.

Mrs. Norrod was born May 23, 1925 in the Pierce's Chapel Community, Cherokee County, Texas to Delia (Stanley) and Preston Claiborne, and died Friday, May 16, 2008 in a local hospital.

A former resident of Jacksonville and Rusk, Mrs. Norrod had resided in Lufkin since 1953. She was a devoted mother and wife, and was active at the Angelina County Senior Citizen's Center. Mrs. Norrod was a member of Denman Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Robert "Rej" Norrod of Lufkin; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Debbie Pope of Lufkin; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Earl and Kathy Norrod and Ben and Dixie Norrod, all of Lufkin; grandsons and wives, Greg and Amber Pope of Leander and Ryan and Angela Pope of Rosevine; step-granddaughter, Dr. Holly Norrod of Charlotte, North Carolina; step-grandsons, Arlie Conner of Lufkin and Jason Conner of San Antonio; great-granddaughter, Kylie Pope of Leander; great-grandson, Cade Pope of Rosevine; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joy and Tex Allison of Huntington and Janell and Jerry Seton of Jacksonville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Derwin and Sandra Bolton of Jacksonville and Cecil and Flodean Bolton of Pasadena; stepsisters and brothers-in-law, Madeline Mines, Bonnie and Nolan Slider, all of Pierce's Chapel, and Nelda and Spencer Gray of Athens; and stepbrothers and sisters-in-law, Waymon and Dianna Claiborne, Clennon and Doris Claiborne, all of Pierce's Chapel, and Gerald and Daphine Claiborne of Nixon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.W. "Dub" Pope; sisters, Voleta Florence and Bonnie Domino; and brother, Jack Bolton.

Pallbearers will be George Taylor, Dick McKay, Russell Cummings, George Rowe, Vernon Horton, David Hanover, Jim Wright and Don Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Charles Lewis, Steve Reynolds, Charlie McLain, Pete Lane, Tex Allison and Brother G.W. Glidden.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.