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Lucille D. Blum

November 24, 2019

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Lucille D. Blum, 90, of Rustburg, Va. passed away on November 24, 2019 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia.

Lucille was born in Independence, Va. in March 1929 and her family moved to Sparta, N.C. when she was a child. She had 11 brothers and sisters all of whom lived till adulthood. Lucille was the widow of John M. Blum of Sparta, N.C. and they were married in 1947 for 70 years.

Lucille moved to Rustburg in 1962 and retired from General Electric where she worked for 28 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, shopping and most of all, her family. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a lifelong Christian. She was a charter member of Hyland Heights Church and later attended Flat Creek Baptist Church till her health started failing.

Lucille is survived by her son and daughter-in-law John M. Blum, Jr. and Vicky C. Blum of Forest; her grandchildren, James M. Blum (Angie) of Raleigh, N.C., Amy K. Blum (Eric) of Lynchburg, and Michael Blum of Rustburg; her great-grandchildren Ryan and Cameron Blum, and Tye and Olivia Wydner; and sole surviving sister Lorraine Sturgill of Sparta, N.C.

In addition to her husband John, she was preceded in death by her father Henry Davis, mother Carrie Davis of Sparta, N.C.; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Dr., Lynchburg, Va. A memorial service will be held at Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 12 noon with Dr. Monty Fox officiating. Burial will follow at Virginia Memorial Park in Forest, Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or your local dementia care center. The family wishes to thank Autumn Care of Altavista, Va. for their support and care in Lucille’s last days.

Tharp Funeral Home of Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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