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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

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  • August 29
    Watermelon fundraiser on Village Green
    1 to 4 p.m. Village Green, Main and Jefferson streets
  • August 30
    Golf scramble to benefit BCHS athletics set
    1 p.m. Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • August 30
    Mission trip presentation at Fruitdale church
    2 p.m. Midway Church,
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane