Rev. Ted Pope, 80, of Forest Hill Street, Morganton, NC died Saturday, July 24, 2010 at his residence. Born in Portsmouth, VA on October 1, 1929, he was the son of the late George Pope and Beulah Pope. Rev. Pope was a member of First Baptist Church and lived his beliefs. He was a loving, compassionate, and generous husband, father, and grandfather.Rev. Pope is survived by his son, Ted Pope and wife, Laura, of Morganton; a sister-in-law, Ione Pope of Topsail Beach, NC; and grandsons, Nicholas and Dylan Pope.

In addition to his parents, Ted was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Harris Spears Pope, five brothers, and four sisters.A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at Burke Memorial Park with Dr. Thomas A. Bland, Jr. officiating. Military honors will be provided by Valdese American Legion Post #234. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Sossoman Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burke United Christian Ministries, 305-B West Union Street, Morganton, NC 28655.

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