Louise Virginia Gregory Gum, 85, of Lewisburg, formerly of Pocahontas County, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Born July 23, 1936, in Augusta County, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Charley and Callie Gregory.
Louise married Basil McCutcheon Gum in 1955. They moved from Phoenix to Green Bank where they made their home and raised their six children. Louise was totally self-sacrificing as a mother. She was a homemaker and had a natural inclination and love for art. She had a delightful sense of humor, a constant drive and many talents and virtues. She will be greatly missed and was loved dearly by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Basil; grandson, Birch Stanley Loudermilk; and sisters, Beulah Mae Fulton and Mary Ella Richey.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Ann Gum, of Lewisburg, Betty Jo Gum, of Ronceverte, Marilynn Loudermilk, of Apache Junction, Arizona, Ellen Gum and Makala Louise Gum, both of Lewisburg; son, Billy Joe Gum, of Dunmore; grandchildren, Rapunzel Roxanne Gum, Luke McCutcheon Gum, Hickory Jasper Loudermilk and Sophia Jaybell Gum; great-granddaughter, Nora Elaine Gum; sisters, Shirley Boren and Eloise “Sug” Depoy; and brother, Charles “Ben” Gregory.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 9, 2022, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.
Burial will follow in Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at WallaceandWallaceFH.com
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