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Frankie Vernida Odom

April 23, 1937 — December 6, 2016

Frankie Vernida Odom

Mrs. Frankie Vernida Odom, age 79, of Americus, GA died Tuesday morning, December 6, 2016 at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Watson-Giddens Funeral Home at 3:00 PM on Thursday December 8, 2016 with burial to follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Pastor Rick Smith and Bishop Jamie Johnson will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. 

Mrs. Odom was born April 23, 1937 in Browntown, Georgia, the daughter of the late George and Margie Little.  She was a seamstress having worked with Manhattan Shirt Company and Windham Manufacturing.  Mrs. Odom enjoyed making and decorating cakes, including wedding cakes, flowers, gardening and singing gospel music.  She was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Odom was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. 

Survivors include three daughters and son in law, Frankie Norma Jean (Muffin) Jernigan of Ideal, GA, Patricia Vernita (Bunny) Mills of Montezuma, GA, Debra Joyce and William David Wade Sr. of Cordele, GA; one son, Thomas Larry (Bo) Odom of Americus, GA; three brothers, Johnny Little of Grand Rapids, MI, Jerry Driggers of Statesboro, GA and Jimmy Driggers of Statesboro, GA.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jay Wesley Fox and wife Jamie of Glennville, GA, Christopher George Fox and wife Christal of Oglethorpe, GA, Frank Allen Belcher III and wife Tracy of Atlanta, GA, Johnathan Belcher of Deltona, FL, Tracey Lynn White of Americus, GA,  William David Wade, Jr. and wife Rebecca Nicole of Chattanooga, TN,  Jimmie Allan Odom, Sr. of Americus, GA and Cheri Lynnette Odom of Leesburg, GA;  and fourteen great grandchildren, Hana, Gracie, Cameron, Daniel, Mackenzie, Ashlyn, Frank IV, Cassie, Cody, Hunter, Grayson, Jimmie II, Caleb, and Madison.  Several nieces and nephews, friends and loved ones also survive. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Odom was preceded in death by a husband, Thomas Odom.

Active pallbearers will be David Wade, Sr., David Wade, Jr., Chris Fox, Frank Belcher, III, Richard Loper, and Luke Brown.

The family will be gathering at the home of Larry Odom, 133 Hillside Drive PL, Americus. 

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Visitation

Thursday, December 8, 2016

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Watson-Giddens Funeral Home

Ellaville, GA

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Watson-Giddens Funeral Home

Ellaville, GA

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