Helen Eva Pope Foster

Sunday, January 25, 1925 - Monday, February 22, 2021

A Caring and Loving Lady

Photo of Helen Eva Pope Foster  - 1925-2021

Canton-Helen Eva Pope Green Foster, 96, a resident of Arrowhead Cove, at Silver Bluff Village in Canton, went to be with her Lord on Monday, February 22, 2021, following a stroke.

She was born January 25, 1925, the third of nine children born to Francis Wesley and Floy Clontz Pope. She grew up in the Dutch Cove Community, attending Morning Star Elementary and Canton High School. She was a homemaker who also worked a number of years at the former Champion Papers. Helen loved to travel, attend events for seniors in her later years, and enjoyed time with her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 46 years, James Reeves "Jim" Green; her second husband, Horace Foster, and a special companion, G.C. Watts; her sons Garry and Billy Joe Green; a grandson, Steven Green; a daughter-in-law, Ruby Green; 5 brothers: LG, Glenn, Earl, Charles, and Robert Pope; and a sister, Hilda "Sissy" Pope.

She is survived by her brother Frank Pope and wife Carolyn of Candler, a sister, Nancy Pressley and husband Wade of Canton; two daughters-in-law, Julia Green and Wanda Green; a stepdaughter, Janet Jenkins and husband David; three grandchildren, Mary Helen Welch (Boone), Melody Dill (Charles), and Duane Green; 3 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews,great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins, sisters-in-law, Betty Pope of Canton and Helen Pope of Hephzibah, GA, and many special friends, as well as her church family at High Street Baptist Church of Canton, where she was a member.

The family would like to express their appreciation to all the caregivers and staff of Arrowhead Cove for their excellent care of Helen for the last several months.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, February 26, 2021 at High Street Baptist Church in Canton with the Reverend Chris Willett officiating. The family will receive friends at the church beginning one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment will follow at Bon-A-Venture Cemetery, Old Clyde Road.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Foster's memory to High Street Baptist Church, 73 High Street, Canton, NC 28716.

Due to Covid-19, masks are requested and social distancing will be observed.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Foster family. 



Condolences from family and friends

Sorry to hear about Helen,i loved her very much, she had a heart of gold and will be missed by a lot of people. 112 Ascender dr. King,N.C.
Wanda Green
Helen became a big part of my life when she and Daddy (G. C. Watts) met and became close companions. She was a sweet and loving woman who had a great sense of humor. She spent many holidays with our family over the years and my sisters and I really enjoyed her company, and her banana pudding. Helen filled a void in the lives of the Watts girls that was left when our parents passed away. I loved Helen and will miss her greatly.
Kathy and Cecil Yount
Helen was a dear friend of our family as she and our dad, GC Watts were constant companions in their later years. We loved Helen like our own mother and are sad to know of her passing but what a blessing to know she's in heaven with our Lord. Our prayers are with the family.
Nancy and Ron Johnson
I had so hoped that Helen would still be there at Arrowhead Cove when I was able to go back for activities. She was also an enthusiastic attendee of the Canton Senior Center for many years. That is where she met and married Mr. Foster. A dear lady.
Juanita Dixon
I became acquainted with Helen through my work with the NC Division of Services f/t Blind. She was a dear precious lady and I have many fond memories of her. She had a positive, sweet, and caring nature throughout the time I knew her. I will always remember Helen fondly and I send my deepest sympathies to her family. I know each of you have experienced a great loss and I send you all my love.
Susan Ferguson
So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. Myself and all the members of the Canton Senior Center loved her and will surely miss her smiling face. The family is in our prayers.
Patsy Brown Parton