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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Friday December 14th, 2012
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Visitation

McNeill Mackie Funeral Home
Friday December 14th, 2012
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

First Baptist Church
Saturday December 15th, 2012
11:00am

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Funeral Service

First Baptist Church
Saturday December 15th, 2012
11:00am

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John Odum

John Edward Odum, 87, of St. Pauls, died December 12, 2012 in Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Lumberton. Visitation will be Friday 12/14/2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM at McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls. Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday 12/15/2012 at St. Pauls First Baptist Church with the Reverend Pat Hash officiating. Burial will follow in Great Marsh Baptist Church Cemetery. He was born in Greensboro, NC January 19, 1925 to the late Rufus and Belle Odum. A graduate of St. Pauls High School, he served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII and during the Korean War he was an Instructor at The Citadel in South Carolina. He retired as Vice-President of Sales for NC Natural Gas Corporation after 27 years. He enjoyed his five granddaughters, his beloved dog, Lucy, fishing, playing his guitar and, of course, “Raby”. Preceded in death by a sister, Minnie O. Taylor, he is survived by his wife, Dorothy Raby Odum; sons, John Edward Odum, Jr., St. Pauls and Darrell H. Odum, Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Faye Odum McMillian, St. Marys, GA; grandchildren, Amanda L. Odum, Raleigh, Shawna Meyer, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Sarah McMillian Aitkin, Japan, Laura McMillan Stephens and Kelly Warren, both of St. Marys; and 4 great grandchildren. The family suggests Memorial Contributions be made to the charity of one’s choice or to St. Pauls First Baptist Church, 302 S. Second St., St. Pauls, NC 28384. Arrangements by McNeill Mackie Funeral Home, St. Pauls.


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Guestbook

Johnny, Darrell sorry to read about your Dad.I remember the old days in the band and playing near the creek behind the your home.Take care and well wishes to the family.God be with you all. David Odom and family

David Odom, III Dec 21 2012 12:00 AM

Dear Aunt Dorothy and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Uncle Ed's passing.We did not know in time to attend but please know that you and in our hearts and thoughts during this diffcult time.Uncle Ed will be missed.- Nancy, Lee and James Raby

Lee and Nancy Raby Dec 17 2012 12:00 AM

We are very saddened at the passing of Mr. Odum. He was always kind to us when we saw him. Our prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.

Michael & Cherly Patrick Dec 16 2012 12:00 AM

Darrell, Denise and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.We are so glad we got to meet your dad.

bob and gail bloxom Dec 15 2012 12:00 AM