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September 15, 2014

The Piedmont Journal

Pope was longtime barber. . . and a friend

Funeral services for a barber who cut hair for six decades in Piedmont were at noon Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home. Curtis I. Pope, 88, died Sept. 3 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.Rev. Michael Ingram officiated. Burial with military honors were at Piedmont Memory Gardens.Mr. Pope had owned and operated Pope’s City Barber Shop since 1958. He grew up at the foot of Duggar Mountain, helped tend the family’s crops and said they were as “poor as old Job’s turkey.” His father died Nov. 20, 1925, of typhoid fever. He was reared by his mother, stepfather and grandfather.

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