Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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July 14, 2014

Arthur Chandler Gum Sr.

ATHENS — Arthur Chandler Gum Sr., 80, of N. State Street, Athens, died early Saturday morning, July 12, 2014 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born August 25, 1933 in Weston, he was the son of the late John Art Gum and Artie Loistine Gum.

Mr. Gum graduated from Weston High School and retired from Pepsi Cola Bottling Company in Princeton with more than 25 years of service. He was a member of the Athens Church of Christ where he had served as a Deacon.

Mr. Gum was devoted to his family and enjoyed mowing grass.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons: Paul Chandler Gum and Steve Arthur Gum, along with his four siblings: Bob, John, Loistine and Mary Lou.

Those left to cherish his memory, his loving and caring wife of 52 years, Wanda Lou Peake Gum; 9 children, Ronnie and Lorna of Spokane, WA, Larry Joe and Mikia Gum of Dublin, VA, John Robert Gum of Fort Mills, SC, Randy Art Gum and fiancée Susan of Princeton, Roy Clyde Gum of Athens, Arthur Chandler Gum Jr. of Glenwood, Howard Leonard Gum and fiancée Shanna Phipps of Athens, Debbie LouAnn and Larry Hubbard of Roanoke, VA, and Rhonda and Art Hodges of Athens; 20 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from the Burns Wornal Chapel of the Memorial Funeral Directory on the Athens Road in Princeton with Gary Morris officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Friends may visit with the family Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the service hour.

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His family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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