Scarlette Melanie McCollum, age 75, of Oak Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at NHC Health Care Center.
She was born Dec. 12, 1938, in Pocahontas, Va., the daughter of Lawrence E. and Josephine Scales McCollum.
Ms. McCollum graduated from Morristown Community College. In the early 60s, she worked as a legal secretary in New York. She retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems, where she was in records management at the K-25 plant. She was a member with Haven Chapel United Methodist Church and had also been active with New Vision New Covenant Ministry. As a basketball player in college, her love of the game continued, and she greatly enjoyed watching basketball games. She enjoyed writing poetry and was an accomplished seamstress, making most of her clothes. [Read more…]