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George Alvin “Pop” Chittum, 85, a resident of Las Palomas, NM, died on Sunday, August 25, 2019, in Las Cruces, NM.  He was born on August 4, 1934 in Hawley, TX to William and Vera (Culpepper) Chittum. George worked for El Paso Natural Gas Company and owned an auto paint and body shop in Jal, NM and one in Ruidoso, NM.  He enjoyed dancing, being with family, and taking care of his “babies” (His and Lynda’s dogs).  Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Lynda Chittum; 9/children; 11/grandchildren; and 6/great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his nine siblings.  Cremation has taken place and Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 10:00 A.M. at the Jal Cooper Cemetery in Jal, NM followed by a barbeque dinner at the Country Club in Jal. A Memorial Celebration Service will also be held in Ruidoso, NM to be announced at a later date.  

George Alvin "Pop" Chittum
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  • Tuesday, September 3, 2019
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