Covington "Buddy" Pope
Covington Pope, son of Calvin D. "Cabe" Pope
and Alba Abernathy.
Covington “Buddy” Pope
Tribune News (Cartersville, GA), September 04, 1924
Young Man Died From Broken Neck
Funeral of Covington Pope Last Saturday Morning at Mt. Pleasant Church
Kingston, Georgia, September 04 – Covington Pope, the twenty-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Cabe Pope, who was injured while diving in the
river last Sunday, died at Harbin hospital, Friday morning. He and
several other boys were enjoying a swim after a week’s hard
work in the fields during the hot weather, when the grapevine from
which they were diving, broke, it is said, throwing young Pope into
the water, so his head struck the bottom, fracturing his neck. Had
he been carried at once to the hospital, the surgeons were of the
opinion that he would have a good chance to recover, but inflammation
set in by Thursday night when the ambulance was sent for, so it was
impossible to save him.
The funeral was held Saturday morning at Mt. Pleasant church, several
miles below Cartersville, Rev Hart, of Atco, conducting the services.
Covington Pope is spoken of by those who knew him well as a good,
steady, hard working boy, and his tragic death is regrettable by a
large number of friends.
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