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Elbert Gum

November 30, 2013

Elbert Guy Gum, 74 of Hacker Valley went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at CAMC Memorial Hospital after a short illness.  He was born December 3, 1938 in Hacker Valley to Guy R. and Thelma Carpenter Gum and was a lifelong resident of Webster County. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and a true friend. He graduated from Webster County High School in 1956, attended Glenville State College, and taught in several one room school houses in Webster County. He served as Boy Scout Master Troop 280, assisted with Webster County 4H, boxed in the Golden Gloves, was a Paramedic in the Hacker Valley area, played baseball for One Great Hacker Valley Baseball Team of the 1960's and 1970's Elk Valley League, served on the 911 Committee and Civil Service Committee of Webster County, attended Mt. Zion Methodist Church in Hacker Valley, and continued to be an avid hunter and fisherman. He worked for the Hacker Valley Sawmill, for the WV Department of Highways as an Inspector, for Union Carbide, and retired in 1997 from Columbia Gas Systems after 30 years of Service, the last five years as Compressor Supervisor at Cleveland WV Station.   Elbert is survived by his wife of 54 years Sharon Lowther Gum; daughters Teri (husband Richard "Cares") Gillespie, Julia (husband Randall C.) Rader, and Jamie Hamrick; grandchildren Richard (wife Kara) Gillespie II, C. Jackson (wife Tina) Gillespie, and Max A. Rader; great-grandchildren Brayden, Kyan, William, Katie, Ryelle, and Bryce Gillespie; brothers Clifford (wife Pat) Gum and Donald "Ned" (wife Linda) Gum; sisters Nola Woods and Geraldine Duke; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law Aaron M. Hamrick; sister Glenora Geroski; and brothers Glenville, Franklin, and Donald Gum. Friends may join the family for visitation on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Dodd & Reed Funeral Home. Funeral Services to celebrate Elbert's life will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Cosner officiating. Elbert will be laid to rest in the Alexander Anderson Cemetery immediately following the Funeral Service.

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