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FOXFIRE, NC: Ruth Arlene Pope died Friday, December 26, 2014, at her home in Foxfire, N.C.

Funeral service was held on Monday, December 29, 2014, at McDonald's Chapel Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Robert Whitehouse officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Ruth was born in Lynn, the daughter of the late William H. and Catherine Himmelman Holden. She was the wife of the late Professor Clarence J. Pope. They resided in Andover for many years prior to his retirement. They had been married 55 years at the time of his death, in 1997. Ruth was a graduate of Bradford Academy and attended the University of Massachusetts. She danced for the Boston Ballet and did screen tests in Hollywood during WW II. Ruth also taught Cosmetology in Boston.

Ruth is survived by beloved son, James H. Pope, of Foxfire, N.C.

The family will received friends at Powell Funeral Home on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. and other times at the home. Memorials may be made to McDonald’s Chapel Presbyterian Church, 1374 Foxfire Road, Aberdeen, NC 28315. Powell Funeral Home is assisting the Pope family. Condolences: PinesFunerals.com.
Published on  January 8, 2015
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