George Washington Odle Obituary

Daily Corinthian Newspaper, Corinth, Mississippi
Dated January 8, 1969
George Washington Odle of 1607 Meigg Street died at 6 a.m. today at his residence after an extended illness. He was 80.
Handicapped by blindness since his birth, Odle was known in the community as a member of the gospel singing group, The Odle Family. He sang with his sister, Miss Sue Odle, and his brother, Armsted Odle, both of whom are also blind.
Odle operated a shop at his home making brooms and mops which he and his family sold in Corinth.
Born in Colbert County, Alabama, he attended the Church of Christ. His wife, Mrs. Mittie Beavers Cole, died in 1946.
Services for Odle will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Coleman Memorial Chapel with the Rev. M.E. Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Ramer Cemetery.
In addition to the brother and sister who joined Odle in the trio, he is survived by three sons, Johnny Odle of California and Pat Odle and Paul Odle, both of Corinth; 2 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hurney of Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs. Frances Huey of Dyersburg, Tennessee; another brother, Sam Bob Odle of Corinth; 4 other sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Elliott, Mrs. Willie Forsythe, Mrs. Cornia Crum and Mrs. Edna Howell, all of Corinth; and 8 grandchildren.
The body will remain at the residence until time for the services.

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