Welcome to the memorial page for

Claude Alford Lum

May 9, 1939 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 81)

Claude Alford Lum, 81, a lifelong resident of Bastrop, died Monday, January 11, 2021, at his home.  He was born on May 9, 1939, to his parents, Samuel, and Nancy Collier Lum.   He worked as a stocker for many years at local grocery stores such as Piggly Wiggly in Crossett, and Safeway in Bastrop and was a member of The Church of God.

In his free time, he would often be squirrel hunting or woodworking, and was especially talented at building birdhouses.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be missed dearly.

Claude is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Dianne Mann, and his infant sister, Clodene Lum.

He is survived by three sisters, Shirley Johnson and husband, Anthony, Juanell Smith and husband, Eddy, and Agnes Harris and husband, G.W., all of Bastrop.

A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in South Crossett with Bro. Carvin Adams officiating.  Pallbearers are Nick Amos, Mike Carter, Greg Little, Anthony Smith, Ray Smith, and Stephen Middlebrooks.

Medders Funeral Home is complying with the CDC, the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, and the Arkansas Governor’s mandates.  We ask all attendees to practice social distancing and refrain from any form of physical contact to minimize risks associated with COVID-19.

Those that are considered high risk, running fever, or have been recently exposed to someone positive with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home to protect themselves and others.

For those wishing to attend the service remotely, the service will be live streamed, (if signal permits) on the Medders Funeral Home Facebook page.  If live streaming is not possible, a recording of the service will be available for viewing after the service when uploading is possible.  The following link will take you to the page.


A downloadable service program will be available at the bottom of this page on the day of his service.

 Service Information

Graveside Service
January 14, 2021

1:00 PM
Hickory Grove Cemetery
Hwy 133 South
Crossett, AR 71635

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