Ruth Arlena Pope

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Ruth Arlena Pope, 85, of Lovington, New Mexico, formerly of Piggott, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003, at her home in Lovington.

She was born May 1, 1918, in Piggott.

She was united in marriage to Bryant Carlton Pope on Oct. 20, 1945, in Piggott.

Mrs. Pope was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Bryant Carlton Pope of Lovington, New Mexico; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sonny and Jane Pope of Lovington, New Mexico, and Mike and Vicki Pope of Hobbs, New Mexico; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and John Pike of Kingsland, Tx., Sarah and Floyd Jones of Lovington, New Mexico, and Carolyn and David Stroop of Lovington, New Mexico; one sister, Joyce Hickson of Piggott; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2003, in the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel in Lovington, New Mexico, with Rev. Herb Bryant and Rev. Harry Pittam officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery with Mrs. Pope's grandsons serving as pallbearers.

Stevens Funeral Home of Livingston, New Mexico, was in charge of the arrangements.