Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Margie Marie Abernathy Pope

August 30, 1943August 22, 2019

Margie Marie Abernathy Pope, age 75, of Conover, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, NC.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church in Claremont. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

The Pope family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremations in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Sunday, August 25, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, August 25, 2019


Margie Marie Abernathy Pope

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Stephanie Bowman

August 25, 2019

From the moment I met you, four years ago, you made me feel so welcomed and loved. You've always had the biggest heart and gave the best hugs. Your smile could light up the room. I loved your stories and your sweet laughter. I'm forever going to miss your delicious cooking over holidays and family gatherings. Your presence was so warm and loving. I cannot tell you how much you mean to me. Caleb and I feel truly blessed and grateful to have been given the chance to know you and call you our Mamaw. You are everything I've ever wanted in a grandmother and I will cherish my memories of you for the rest of my days. Thank you for loving Caleb and I the way you did. You will always remain in my heart. I promise to always take care of Colter and the family. You will be so greatly missed! Until I see you again, know how much I loved you and always will!❤

~ Stephanie

Tom and Debbie Evans

August 24, 2019

Don, Donna and grandchildren,
We are so sorry to hear about Marie's passing.
May the love of friends and the comforting arms of Christ Jesus pull you through this great time of sorrow. We are praying for you!

Trina Combs

August 23, 2019

Marie was such a sweet and compassionate lady. She always had a smile that would brighten up a room. Our prayers are with all of her family. Love, strength and peace be with each of you.

Cyndy Bowman

August 23, 2019

I only met Marie once or twice but she welcomed me like family. She was the sweetest person from day one. I can imagine how much of a whole she will leave in everyone's heart. I'm so sorry for your loss.