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Rites held for Mary Lou Marcum



Mary Lou Marcum, 87, of Big Stone Gap, Va., died June 22 at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.

Born in Fleming, she had lived in Elyria and Hamilton, Ohio, and in Big Stone Gap, Va., since the mid 1990’s. She was an accountant for Wooldridge, Lesnick and Tubbs in Elyria, Ohio.

Mrs. Marcum was a member of the Old Quilters Guild and Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church in Jeremiah.

She was preceded in death by her husband G.W. “Bill Marcum; a son, Steven Marcum; a great-grandson, Ryan Wright; a brother, Don Adams; and two nephews.

Surviving are two daughters, Cindy Phillips and husband Larry, and Alice Thomas; grandchildren, Lauren Phillips and Layne Phillips-O’Connor and husband Michael, Erin Wright, Jacob Thomas and wife Paweena; Keri Thomas, and Jared Thomas; three greatgrandchildren, Makayla Thomas, Jordan and Natalee Thomas; two sisters, Linda Combs and husband Harold, and Flo Galloway and husband Teddy; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 26 at Holding Funeral Home in Big Stone Gap. Burial was in Powell Valley Memorial Gardens.

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