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Junior Ray O’Dell

Junior Ray O’Dell, age 75 of Dublin, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at home.

Born October 19, 1937 in Hiwassee, he was the son of the late Amos Alexander O’Dell and Minnie Annie Miller O’Dell.

He is a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. O’Dell was a member of the Fairlawn Church of God. He was retired from Inland Motors.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Violet Louise Ward O’Dell of Dublin; daughters, Sandra O’Dell Stough and husband, Robert, of Bridgeville, Pa., Karen O’Dell Martens and husband, Bradley Paul, of Blacksburg, and Charlotte LaVerne Marshall of Pulaski; grandchildren, Brandy Leigh Elwart and husband, Derek; Shelby Lynne Buckner, David Jeffrey Martens, Katelyn Rochelle Martens and Jonah Lucas Stough; brothers, Otis Alexander O’Dell and wife, Lois, of Hiwassee, and Elbert O’Dell of Pulaski; sisters, Ann Jonas and husband, James, of Dublin, Frances Thompson and husband, Jimmy, of South Carolina, and twin sister, Eunice May Marshall of Radford.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 17, 2 p.m. in the Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, with Pastor Terry Bowden officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin, with military honors conducted the Pulaski VFW Post 1184.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 p.m. until service time at Bower Funeral Home.

To send condolences to the family, please visit  HYPERLINK “http://www.bowerfuneralhome.com” \t “_blank” www.bowerfuneralhome.com.

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, is handling the arrangements for the O’Dell family.

2 Responses to Junior Ray O’Dell

  1. Mary Ann Dye

    July 17, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I am so sorry to read of Junior’s passing and I regret that I will be unable to attend his service. I remember growing up in the church and listening to Junior and Elbert singing and playing while praising God…and Papa always joined in. Junior was a source of strength for Granny during Papa’s long illness. He was a good and Godly man.
    I pray that God’s strength and healing hand will ease the grief of Violet and all the family. My love and prayers to you all.

  2. Karen O'Dell Martens

    July 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Mary Ann, our family thought the world of you and your boys. Great Uncle Edgar will be spending lots of time in Heaven to catch up. God Bless you and would be so nice to see you again.