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Annette (Thornton) Odum

December 6, 1936 ~ April 23, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Mrs. Annette Thornton Odum, 86, of Offerman, GA, passed away early Sunday morning, April 23, 2023, at Memorial Satilla Health in Waycross

Born in Offerman, GA on December 6, 1936, she lived most of her life there.  A 1954 graduate of Patterson High School, she loved to play the piano and sing.  She loved going to church and taught the children’s Sunday School class in her earlier years.  Mrs. Odum was a paraprofessional for many years at Patterson Elementary School and enjoyed working in her yard.  Later in life, she enjoyed traveling with family and friends and spending time with her grandchildren.  Mrs. Odum attended Offerman Baptist Church.  

She was the daughter of the late Omar and Lizzie Anna Sinclair Thornton. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Travis Eugene “Zeke” Odum; a daughter-in-law, Amelia Odum; sister, Mary Lou Ammons; brothers, Albert Thornton and Clyde Thornton; and a grand-daughter-in-law, Beth Odum.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula & Luther Rouse and Keli & Tommy Doss, all of Waycross; two sons, Mike Odum and Glen Odum, both of Offerman; a sister, Estelle Turner of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Mae Thornton of Savannah; seven grandchildren, Travis Odum, Trevor Odum, Myanika (Josh) Richardson, Rachel Rouse, Noah Rouse, Lane Doss, and Ava Doss; 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mrs. Odum will be held Thursday morning, April 27, 2023, at 11:00 o’clock from the Offerman Baptist Church.

Visitation for Mrs. Odum will be held Wednesday evening from 5 until 7 at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Offerman Cemetery.

Members of the Patterson High School Class of 1954 are requested to serve as honorary pallbearers and are asked to meet at the church at 10:30.

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April 26, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home
659 Main Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
April 27, 2023

11:00 AM
Offerman Baptist Church
7225 Highway 84
Patterson, GA 31557

April 27, 2023

12:30 PM
Offerman Cemetery
Offerman Loop
Offerman, GA 31556


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