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Helen Marie Pope Obituary


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“Our deep felt condolences. Helen was a dear, dear lady. She always reminded us that "we were family" and treated us as such! Her hospitality was...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Melvin & Carolyn Mabra - Nevada, MO

“I have had the honor and privilege of knowing Helen Pope since I was 10 years old. Children do remember how they are treated by adults, and Helen...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Janelle and David McLendon - AR

“Rhonda and family, I am so sorry about Grandma. She was a very special lady and will be missed by so many. Love you all. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Paula Barley - Wylie, TX - Friend

“With deepest sympathies I am so sad to hear of your loss May your memories bring you comfort My thoughts are with you all. Andrew Duggan ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Andrew Duggan - Penny's Cousin

“Mrs. Helen was a beautiful person inside and out! My family's thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time! ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Patti Stinnett Baldwin - Ashdown, AR

“Such a sweet sweet lady that will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Glenda Thrash ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Glenda Thrash - Ashdown, AR

“To the Pope Family, Upon learning of Helen's passing, I found myself at a loss for words to express my thoughts and feelings. After viewing the...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Pat Green - Tyler, TX

“Helen ,Bill & I love you. You are an inspiration to all of us! We love you. Thank you for letting our girls work for you while in High School. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bette Dumas - Texarkana, TX

“Rick and I are so sorry for your loss. The loss of a parent is so hard. We are never ready, but we can take comfort in the fact that she is healed...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Rick & Judy Blalock

“Mrs. Helen Pope was a very dear Christian friend and fellow believer in God's marvelous grace, without which one is lost and w/o hope of the bodily...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: John & Alice Swilley - Crossett, AR

“So sorry to hear of your mom's passing yesterday. What a lovely picture of her on this site. We will be thinking of you, Penny and Wes, over the...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Joy and Tom Smith - Lewis Center, OH

“My love and prayers go out to the family. I am sorry for your loss. She was a very special person. Love, Lesia Willis Koehler and family ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Lesia Koehler - Harrison, AR


Helen Marie Pope , 89, of Ashdown, AR passed away January 3, 2013 in Texarkana, Texas.

Mrs. Pope was born July 9, 1923 in Ashdown, AR. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Ashdown, AR. Helen and her late husband Wesley established Shur-Way Grocery Store in 1952. She loved all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, all people, and flowers. Mrs. Pope is preceded in death by, her husband, Wesley M. Pope Sr.; brother, Leslie Patterson; and sister, Ida Mae Patterson.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald W. Pope & wife Judith of Pearland, TX, Wesley M. Pope Jr. & wife Penny of Ashdown,AR; two daughters, Linda Sue Pope of Ashdown, AR, and Judy Bryan of Ashdown,AR; two sisters, Etta Lee Dumas of Ashdown, AR, Dorothy Atel of Ashdown, AR; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

Visitaion will be Friday January 4, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at Madden Funeral Home in Ashdown, AR.

Funeral Services are Saturday January 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Madden Funeral Home Chapel, in Ashdown, AR with Bro. Lester Rogers & Bro. Don Pope officiating.
Burial will follow at Ashdown Cemetery in Ashdown,AR. Arrangements are under the direction of Madden Funeral Home.