Ann Maria Levie Tatum, 78, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva.
Ann grew up in Schenectady, N.Y., and spent most of her adult life in Atlanta. She resided in Andrews since 2000.
She was a graduate of Purdue University and a dietetic intern from New York Hospital. She later worked as a dietitian at Emory Hospital and in the Atlanta School System. She was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity.
Ann was an adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America for 40 years. In Atlanta, she was on the District Committees of DeKalb and North Atlanta Districts for the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts. In Andrews, she was a Cub Scout Commissioner for the Nantahala District of the Daniel Boone Council. Ann earned her Woodbadge Beads and was a recipient of the Boy Scout Silver Fawn (Silver Beaver) Award.
Ann was an avid gardener and active volunteer in the Andrews community. She was on the boards of directors of the Valleytown Cultural Arts & Historical Society, Chautauqua-Andrews Valley Experience and Mountain Area Performing Arts Association.
She also was a member of the Konnaheeta Woman’s Club, Heritage Tourism Roundtable of the Far West Mountain Economic Partners and Andrews Garden Club. She was a recipient of the Andrews Chamber of Commerce Joe El-Khouri Community Service Award. She was a member of Marble Springs Baptist Church. She loved the Lord Jesus in her own quiet way for 37 years.
She was the daughter of the late Archie W. and Hallie Howard Levie. She also was preceded in death by her brother, William Howard Levie.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years, Glenn Anthony Tatum Jr.; a son, Glenn Anthony Tatum III of Atlanta; and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Tatum of Wilmington, Del.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, in Valleytown Cemetery with the Rev. George Simmons officiating. Pallbearers were Jerry Pullium, Phil Keller, David Allen, Don Tallant, Jack Faulkner and Frank Jones.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Ann Maria Levie Tatum to Valleytown Cultural Arts Center, P.O. Box 399, Andrews, NC 28901.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, was in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.