Marcella Odom

Published 2:02 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Marcella Kathleen Odom (Smith), 95, of Elizabethton, Tenn., beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, was born February 1, 1925 to Dewey and Annabelle Smith in Ashland, Ky., and had lived in Carter County for over 80 years.
Marcella transitioned to her new heavenly home at Asbury Place on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Marcella worked for Carter County Schools for 43 years and retired as a cafeteria manager at Valley Forge Elementary. She was a member of Doe River Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey Sr. and Annabelle Smith; brother, Donnie; sister, Wilma VanHorn; husband, Luther Odom Sr.; and son, Bobby Odom (Nadine) of Elizabethton.
Survivors include a sister, Betty Cabble; a brother, Dewey Smith Jr.; sons, Luther Odom (Sharon) of Kingsport, Larry Odom (Rose Marie) of Duluth, Ga., and Gary Odom of Nashville, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
At this time, due to the public health concerns, no formal funeral service is planned. A Celebration of Life will be held in Elizabethton at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be sent to Doe River Baptist Church, 113 Avon Street Elizabethton, TN 37643, or a local food bank. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,
Mrs. Odom and her family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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