10/27/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Rodney Odom

Rodney Odom
(d. 10 Oct 2006)

Newport News High School Class of 1964


Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is still more sad news this afternoon.    

From Rita Brown - 10/26/06 - "Rodney Odom":

Rodney Odom passed on Oct 11th. I believe he was in the class of 1965 or 1966, and was raised in the Newmarket area.  You can read his obituary in the Johnson City Press, Johnson City, Tennessee. 

    Thank you, Rita.  I'm very sorry to learn that, but I very much appreciate your telling me.


    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/27/06 - "Rodney Odom":


If you have not yet found Rodney's obit, here it is:


   Thank you, David.  That was very considerate of you to locate that for us.

From The Johnson City Press - 10/11/06:

  Rodney Odom, age 59, of Jonesborough, went to be with his Savior on October 10, 2006, following a lengthy illness.

He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church, Johnson City, and in past years had served as church deacon, Sunday school teacher and church treasurer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a former employee of Noland Company, Johnson City. Mr. Odom was a native of Elizabethton.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ray Odom, Newport News, VA; his mother, Pauline Odom, Elizabethton; a brother, Wayne Odom, Elizabethton; his grandparents, George & Anna Collins, Elizabethton; a beloved aunt, Louise Grindstaff, of Elizabethton; and a special mother-in-law, Doris Jenkins, Elizabethton.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Odom, of the home; and a daughter and son-in-law, Misty and Nathan Whitburn, Johnson City; a stepmother, June Odom, Newport News, VA; two special sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Roger Hypes, Locust, N.C., and Shirley and Wade Watson, Elizabethton; also two nieces and a nephew also survive.

The funeral service for Mr. Odom will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, in the East Chapel of the funeral home with Rev. Kenneth Kyker and Rev. Kenny Adkins. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at Mountain Home National Cemetery, those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. Friday. Active pallbearers will be Roger Hypes, Chad Hypes, Bill Sams, Jim Fields, Ronnie Fine and Jim Fox.

Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., is serving the Odom family.

Published in the Johnson City Press on 10/11/2006.

Rodney Odom
Fall of 1963
Rodney Odom

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Rodney's family and friends at this difficult time.


   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

I Will Arise

Lyrics by Joseph Hart in Hymns Composed on Various Subjects (1759);

Music, "Arise", from William Walker's Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (1835)

1. Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus ready stands to save you,
Full of pity joined with pow'r.

Refrain: I will arise and go to Jesus,
He will embrace me in His arms;
In the arms of my dear Savior,
O there are ten thousand charms.

2. Come, ye needy, come, and welcome,
God's free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.


3. Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry till you're better,
You will never come at all.


4. Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requireth
Is to feel your need of Him.


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courtesy of http://www.geocities.com/rgetman/hymns_list.htm - 03/13/06

"I Will Arise" lyrics courtesy of http://grace-for-today.com/2368.htm - 03/13/06

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