Barbar Gargus Collum

BARBARA GARGUS COLLUM, 85, Oneonta, died Nov. 12, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East. A 1955 graduate of Oneonta High School, she graduated from Wallace State nursing program with her daughter in 1985 and was employed at UAB until retirement. She was a lifelong member of Oneonta First Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, music, word puzzles, gardening, and the Auburn Tigers. Predeceasing her were parents Orley V. Gargus and Ora Bell Bradley Royal and son Larry Collum.

Surviving are husband Jimmie Collum; daughter Laura (Wayman) Roberson; two grandsons; three great-grandsons; brother- and sister-in-law Jim and Kathleen Phillips; one nephew; one niece; and other family.

Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery followed a private ceremony. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Oneonta Public Library or Blount County Animal Shelter.