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Charles Gum

Charles H. Gum, Sr., age 84, of Arbovale, formerly of Cass, passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014, at Beckley VA Regional Hospital.

Born July 28, 1930, at Cass, he was a son of the late Harper and Genieve Hamrick Gum.

Charles was a United States Navy Veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Arbovale United Methodist Church and a life-time member of the VFW. He was owner/operator of The Tavern in Cass.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Sampson Gum; sons, Charles Kemper Gum and Richard Gum; and a sister, Lila Chestnut.

He is survived by a niece, Sandra Gladwell, and husband, George, of Hillsboro; and a nephew, David Chestnut, of Tallahassee, Florida.

Family will receive friends Friday, October 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arbovale United Methodist Church. Funeral service is Saturday, October 18, at 1 p.m. at the church with Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment will be in the Arbovale Cemetery with Military Rites by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps.

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