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Maxie Gum

Maxie Abraham Gum, age 79, of Wesley Chapel Road, Green Bank, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

Born July 29, 1936, at Green Bank, he was a son of the late Willis Austin and Leah Alice Puffenbarger Gum. Maxie, the youngest of eight children, was born and raised on Stoney Run Farm.

Maxie was an ironworker in the construction industry. He attended New Hope Church of the Brethren. He was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the VFW, NRA and the Farm Bureau.

Maxie was a cherished member of the community and was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James, in 1995; sisters, Bonnie, Polly and Seraphine; and brothers, Austin, Ernest and Basil.

He is survived by his wife, Eva Gail Johnston Gum; a daughter, Anna Dickenson, and husband, Roger; a son, Max Austin Gum, and wife, Vida; and grandchildren, Alison Dickenson, Brooke Dickenson, Katie Gum, Chelsey Gum and Nicholas Gum.

Funeral service was August 25 at Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale with Rev. David Rittenhouse officiating. Interment was in Arbovale Cemetery with Military Honors by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corps.

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