I, BELLE POPE DREWRY, of Norfolk, Virginia, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all wills and codicils heretofore made by me.
Article I. I desire all of my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid.
Article II. I desire that Cox Funeral Home handle the necessary funeral arrangements and that I be interred next to my beloved husband, James David H. Drewry, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.
Article III. I give and bequeath my oil painting of the old homeplace, "Glena", by Davies; my water pitcher, which was one of my mother's bridal presents; my corner cupboard; the low chest of drawers in which silver is kept; and the odd dining room chair, which belonged to my husband's mother, to my beloved niece, Anne Pope Kitchen.
Article IV. I give and bequeath all of my flat silverware to my great niece, Jennifer Pope Robertson, presently residing at 11916 Jubal Early Court, Montgomery Square, Rockville, Maryland, 20854.
Article V. I give and bequeath my table lamp with prisms to my dear friend, Jessie Pope, presently residing at 1320 Sussex Place, Norfolk, Virginia.
Article VI. I give and bequeath all the rest of my tangible personal property (which shall not include money, except that kept by me, if any, for numismatic purposes) to my nieces, Anne Pope Kitchen and Nancy Pope Robertson, and my nephew, Samuel E. Pope, Jr., or the survivors or survivor, as the case may be, if any of them shall predecease me.
Article VII. I dispose of my intangible personal property as follows:
(a) I give and bequeath the some of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to my niece, Anne Pope Kitchen, absolutely.
(b) I give and bequeath the some of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to my niece, Nancy Pope Robertson, absolutely.
(c) I give and bequeath the some of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to my nephew, Samuel E. Pope, Jr., absolutely.
(d) If, after payment of the above pecuniary legacies to Anne Pope Kitchen, Nancy Pope Robertson and Samuel E. Pope, Jr., there remains any intangible property in my estate, then I give and bequeath the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to my niece Sally Woodard Pate, if she survives me, and Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00) to my faithful helper, Bettie Lee Owens, if she survives me. In the event there shall not be sufficient remaining intangible property to pay these legacies in full, then each shall abate proportionately.
Article VIII. All the rest, residue and remainder of my property, of every kind and description, wheresoever situate, if any, I give, devise and bequeath to my nieces, Anne Pope Kitchen and Nancy Pope Robertson, and my nephew, Samuel E. Pope, Jr., in equal shares, share and share alike.
Article IX. Unless this Will specifically provides that a beneficiary survive me in order to take a particular part of my estate, then I direct that if any beneficiary shall predecease me leaving issue who survive me, then such issue shall take, per stirpes, the share of my estate which the named beneficiary, their ancestor, would have taken had he or she survived me.
Article X. In the event any beneficiary hereunder shall be a minor, then I authorize my Executrix to deliver such minor's share to one of his or her parents or to any other adult having care or custody of such minor, the receipt of whom shall be a complete release as to my Executrix.
Article XI. I nominate and appoint my niece, Anne Pope Kitchen, as Executrix of my estate and request that she not be required to give surety on her bond.
Given under my hand and seal this 20th day of April, 1976.