Belcher, Helen Roope

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Helen Roope Belcher, 76, of Dublin, Va., passed away on Thursday evening, November 12, 2009, at the Pulaski Health & Rehab Center. Born on April 1, 1933, in Dublin, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Cecilia Harmon Roope. Her daughter, Linda Sue East Shouse; and brother, Roy H. Roope; also preceded her in death.

She worked at the Highland Manor Nursing home as a dietarian technician for 20 years.

She is survived by her husband , Mack Belcher, of Dublin; son and daughter-in-law, John and Connie East, of Dublin; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randall and Sue Roope, of Dublin, and Steve “Mac” and Betty Roope, of Dublin; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn Roope Eadie and husband, Kelly, of Chapin, S.C.; and sister-in-law , Alice Roope, of Dublin.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2009, at the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Michael Collins officiating. Interment will follow at the Old Dublin Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday evening, November 14, 2009, at the Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski.

To send the family your online condolences, please visit Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va., is handling the arrangements for the family.