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Esther Marie Smith O’Dell

Esther Marie Smith O’Dell, age 75, of Dublin, Va., passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Lewis-Gale Hospital, Salem.

Born Jan. 14, 1944, in Pulaski County, Va., she was the daughter of the late Millard Filmore Smith and Pierce Elizabeth Smith. Many brothers and sisters also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children, Tina (Mark) Booth of Fairlawn, Va., and Sherry Lynn O’Dell Johnson of Dobson, N.C. (Eugene Tallant of Dublin, Va.); grandchildren, Cory Booth, Ethan (Amber) Hinton, Elijah Booth and Ashley Hardin, Raven Hernandez and Devin Alexander, Elizabeth Whitney Johnson (deceased), Bobby Dwain Johnson and Ana Kaplon, Matthew “Jared” (Jeanette) Johnson, Faith Angel Johnson and Hannah, Jace Dale Johnson; great-grandchildren, Kohlden, Will, Camilla, Gabriella, Jonah and Sebastian; brother, Edward “Eddie” Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; sisters, Peggy Smith Lewis of Oklahoma, Shirley Shelton of Christiansburg, Va., Clara “Pebe” Smith McCrary of Welcome, N.C., June Smith of North Carolina; son-in-law, Bobby Johnson of N.C., and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski, Va. Interment follows at O’Dell-Smith Family Cemetery, Hiwassee, Va.

The family is receiving friends 5-7 Thursday evening at the funeral home. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com.

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski, Va., is handling arrangements for the family.



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