Cromartie - Miller Funerals & Cremations

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Ruth Bass Pope

August 28, 1940October 28, 2019

Ruth Bass Pope, age 79, passed away Monday Evening, October 28, 2019 at Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital in Dunn, NC.

She was born on August 28, 1940 in Sampson County the daughter of the late Marvin Bass and Eva Kirby Bass. She is preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Thomas "Jimmy" Pope.

Ruth was employed with Kimbrell's Furniture as a finance officer and worked at Timberline Cabinets in Angier, NC. She loved watching sports, playing softball and basket ball, had a green thumb and loved working in her yard. She was devoted to her family and loved her grandson who was the apple of her eye.

She is survived by son, Michael Thomas Pope of Garner, NC; daughter, Connie Pope Hearne and husband John of Garner, NC; grandson, Austin Hearne; sisters Eula Avery of Angier, NC and Louise Phillips and husband Benny of Dunn, NC and numerous other loving family and friends.

A service will be held 2 PM on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Cromartie Miller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Spring Branch Cemetery at a later date.


  • Marvin Bass, Father (deceased)
  • Eva Kirby Bass, Mother (deceased)
  • Lewis Thomas "Jimmy" Pope, Husband (deceased)
  • Michael Thomas Pope, Son
  • Connie Pope Hearne and husband John, Daughter
  • Austin Hearne, Grandson
  • Eula Avery, Sister
  • Louise Phillips and husband Benny, Sister


  • Receiving Of Friends Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2019


Ruth Bass Pope

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Robert Bass

October 31, 2019

I will always remember the way Aunt Ruth would light up when Mom (Lynda) and I would pop in to see her. We would talk about fishing and her children (my cousins) as well as many other things.
My Aunt Ruth was a special person and will be dearly missed, here on Earth. But we know we will see her again in a new body rejoicing with our Lord.
Michael, Connie, John, and Austin, Aunt Ruth loved you dearly. She always gave us an update, when we would go to see her. She dearly loved her sisters and brothers as well.

Katen Dean

October 31, 2019

Michael, Connie & family
We are so sorry at the loss of your mom. She loved you kids and Austin along with John & family. She will be missed but knowing she is at peace will give y’all some relief of knowing her pain is no more and she’s sitting on the right side of God rejoicing being home. Praying for each of you to feel God’s arms wrapped every so tight giving you all comfort. Know each time you feel a tear rolling down your face know that is her sending you a special touch knowing she is at peace and she is ok.
Our love to you all
Karen Dean & Chris, Sandy, Kami & Reagan Overby