Doris Tomlinson Chittum
Doris Tomlinson Chittum
  • June 1, 1925 - August 12, 2016
  • Huntington, West Virginia

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Doris Tomlinson Chittum, 91,of Huntington, passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 at the Woodlands Retirement Community. Doris was born June 1, 1925 in Huntington to the late Guy Staunton Tomlinson and Ora Caverlee Tomlinson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John M. “Jack” Chittum and her four sisters: Mary Lou Goeller; Helen Goble; Nada Starkey; and Norma Lee Hunter. Doris was a 1943 graduate of Huntington East High School, was employed at Western Union and the Cabell County Circuit Clerk's Office. She and her husband were the owners of the South Side Roller Rink for many years. Doris was a faithful member of the Beverly Hills United Methodist Church and of the John Wesley S.S. Class. She was a Life Member of the General Federation Woman's Club of Beverly Hills and the Cabell Huntington Auxiliary Association, serving as a volunteer for over 20 years. She and her husband enjoyed travel to all 50 States, several foreign destinations and a number of cruises. Survivors include two sons, J. Marc Chittum of Fairfax, VA and Mike Chittum of Boone, NC; a granddaughter, Tonya Judson and two great-grand children, Connor, and Abigale Judson, all of Birmingham, AL. She will be missed by her loving family, her church family and her Woodlands family. Visitation will be Monday, August 16, from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary, followed by a service 11:00 am, with the Rev. Suzanne Ellis officiating. A private interment service will follow. It is suggested that contributions may be made to the BHUMC, or to the charity of your choice.