Martha Geneva Odom

Published 12:03 pm Tuesday, January 2, 2024

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Martha Geneva Odom, 106, of Elizabethton, went to sleep in the Arms of Jesus, Friday, December 29, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Roan Mountain on April 7, 1917.
Martha loved to quilt, go camping and fishing. She enjoyed life that God gave her. She attended Zion Baptist Church, True Gospel Baptist Church and Gap Creek Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Odom, and three children, Dorothy Ward, Dallas Odom and G.B. Odom.
Survivors include four children, Ray Odom and wife Paulette, Ruby Odom, Frances Bowers and husband Darrell and Linda Hamby and husband Roger; and her loving daughter-in-law, Birdie Odom. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, great-great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.
A Service to Celebrate the Life of Martha Odom will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dean Presnell officiating. Interment will follow in the McKinney Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Bowers, David Bowers, Darrell Bowers, Roger Hamby, Greg Odom and Michael Odom. Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Jones, Dwayne Forbes, Tom Oxendine and Gene Murphy. The family would like to express a special thank you to Kim Neilsen, Joshua Finney, Amedisys Hospice Staff and Dean and Patsy Presnell. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Odom family.

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