Ruby Zachary Corum, age 92, passed away peacefully April 29, 2018, surrounded by the love of her three daughters. She was a 1943 graduate of Gibbs High School. Ruby was the longest living member of Corryton Baptist Church until her death. She devoted many years of service to her church, finding the greatest pleasure teaching the 5-year-old children in Sunday school for 33 years. Her love for children led her to drive a bus for the special needs children of Knox county for many years. The love she had for her community made her the person who was called upon by many families during sickness or during the loss of a loved one. She was a recognized historian and genealogist spending years collecting information of her family and community. In later years, she spent her time hand knitting more than 650 hats for the patients receiving chemo and radiation therapy at Tennessee Cancer Specialists. Her family was her greatest joy and the love and guidance she gave us all will be treasured always.
She blessed her family with her love and many talents. She was truly a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is preceded in death by husband of 70 years, Newell Corum; her parents Charlton and Stella Sallings Zachary; brothers Claxton (Reva) and Charles Zachary.
Survived by daughters Pat Livingston (Edwin), Diana Tallent (Ed), Kathy Drew(Crosby) 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, her loving brother Bob Zachary (Judy) and sister in law June Zachary along with many family members all of whom she loved dearly.
The family will receive friends at Little Flat Creek Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a service at 3pm officiated by Dr. Damon Patterson with internment at Little Flat Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jeff, Tim, and Craig Livingston, Jason Tallent, Josh Chandler and Dale Corum
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Flat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 9132 Emory Road, Corryton, TN 37721. Serving the family, Stevens Mortuary, Oglewood Avenue at North Broadway.
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