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Funeral Service

New Life Bible Church
Saturday April 9th, 2022

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Rogers Pickard Funeral Home
Friday April 8th, 2022
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Dorothy Jane Edwards Orum

Dorothy Jane Edwards Orum, 89 of Sanford passed away Tuesday April 5, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday April 9, 2022, at New Life Bible Church. Burial will follow at Cool Springs Baptist Church cemetery.


Born in Scranton, PA, Dorothy was a daughter of the late John Hodge Edwards and Sophia Winieg Edwards. she was preceded in death by sons Dan Orum and Jack Orum. Mrs. Orum and John were instrumental in establishing New Life Bible Church. Dorothy was a prayer warrior caring for church family. She was considered a Proverb 31 wife caring for family, also active in the Gideons.


Mrs. Orum is survived by her husband, John Orum; children, Ruth Cardilli, James Orum, Kathy Raymer (Pete), Elizabeth Pierce (Greg), Mary Elizabeth Rackley (Jason), and Lawrence Orum (Ming Chu) and daughter in law Kathy Orum; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Kropf (Edward) and Lois Palaick (Kenneth).


The family will receive friends Friday from 6:00 until 8:00pm at the funeral home and Saturday at 10:00am at New Life Bible Church.


Memorial contributions can be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 1032, Sanford, NC 27331; or to New Life Bible Church, 2398 Wicker St. Sanford, NC 27330.


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A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Jane Orum

Patricia Geiger Apr 7 2022 12:20 PM

John and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and in the days ahead.
Every memory and every tear you shed is a celebration of a life well-lived. We loved "Dee" and are so fortunate to have been included in her life as well as your families. We will always treasure our memories of serving together at Cool Springs Baptist .
Keeping you and family in our thoughts and prayers and always in our heart.

Charles and Atha Nall Apr 7 2022 11:06 AM

Kathy, January and Melissa.....please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss of your sweet Mom and Grandmother. Prayers for all........Carol and Bill Hargreaves

Carol Hargreaves Apr 7 2022 7:47 AM

Miss D had a beautiful soft gentle smile every time that I saw her. I could see the Love for the Jesus in her face and everything that she did.I will miss her I miss I already miss her, but I know in my heart that she has gone to a better place.I will meet her again my Lord and savior tells me that.In Loving Memories aways.

Greg Pierce Apr 6 2022 6:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Jane Orum

Westfield Rehabilitation & Health Center Apr 6 2022 5:06 PM

Dee Orum was truly a beautiful soul. Her sweetness and gentle ways showed her love of Jesus in every thing she did. Her family and friends have been greatly blessed having a life spent with her. We will miss her presence and look forward to seeing her again with our Lord in Heaven.

Pastor Roger and Mary Lois Thomas Apr 6 2022 4:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Dorothy Jane Orum

Jennifer Wilson Apr 6 2022 12:36 PM

We are so sorry John and family for your great loss. Dee was one of the sweetest friend anyone could ever have but most of all a dedicated Christian.. we will surely miss her and her sweet smile. Love Patti and Craig

Craig and Patti Dodson Apr 5 2022 8:34 PM