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John Mark Chittum, 59, Clay City

John Mark Chittum, 59, passed away peacefully Sunday Sept. 9, 2012, at his son’s home in Morgantown. He was a resident of Clay City and a former resident of Brown County. At his side was his loving wife of 39 years, Shirley L. (Patterson) Chittum, whom he married Dec. 3, 1972, in Martinsville.
Also at his side were his three sons, Robert (Mandy) and Bradley Chittum, both of Morgantown, and Travis Chittum of Franklin. John was proud grandfather to Jonathan, Zachary, Gracie, Justin, Wesley, Renee, Victoria and Brooklyn. He will be remembered by his two sisters, Betty Thomas of Winston Salem, N.C., and Nona Denny of Franklin; a brother, Ridgely (Joyce) Chittum of Clay City; and several nieces and nephews.
John was born Dec. 17, 1952, in Lexington, Va., in the same house where Stonewall Jackson lived. His parents were the late Arthur G. and Evelyn Christina (Muterspaw) Chittum. He served as a private first class with the United States Army National Guard from 1970-1976.
John worked in construction as a drywall finisher for more than 38 years. He was a member of Clay City Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6606, American Legion Post 0225, Bean Blossom Baptist Church and was a former member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Trafalgar. John was a fan of NASCAR, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart being his favorite drivers. He enjoyed spending time in the woods hunting deer and mushrooms. John enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
The Chittum family will receive friends at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. The Rev. James Brown will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown, with military graveside rites presented by Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars honor guards.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Chittum family at meredith-clark.com

  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.