Mrs. Betty Jean Shope age 85 of Shope Lane Blairsville passed away peacefully on Friday May 5, 2017 in the Union General Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Shope was born on August 4, 1931 in Buchanan. GA., the daughter of the late Homer Harwood and the late Eva Bachelor Harwood. Betty had worked at the Union County School Lunchroom for many years. She was a loving and caring mother, sister and grandmother. Her family was her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vance Shope in 1989, her parents, Homer and Eva Harwood, four sisters,Vera Cheek, Viola (Vie) Trammell,Maurine (Reny) Davis and Bernell (Polly) Summerlin, two brothers, Manfred (Fred) and Milton (Bill) Harwood. Betty was a member of Ivy Log Baptist Church.
Surviving Mrs. Shope are one daughter and son in law, Lisa and Shannon Bearden of Ellijay, one son, Randy Shope of Blairsville, one sister, Clara Williams of Stockbridge, GA,., four grandchildren, Cody, Casey, Caleb Bearden and Brianne Shope, many other relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm from the Mountain View Chapel with the Rev. Tony Black and Rev. Jerry Karnes officiating. Special music will be presented by Elaine Young. The following gentleman will serve as pallbearers, Cody, Casey and Caleb Bearden and Joe Colwell. Interment will follow in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery where she will rest next to her beloved husband Vance. The family will meet with friends at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 3-4:00 pm. Mountain View Funeral Home of Blairsville is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the family guest book and send condolences online at www.mountainviewfuenralhome.com