Funeral services for Charles Jake Oden, 58, will be on Friday at 1 pm at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Sylacauga. Burial will be held in Harper Springs Church Cemetery. Mr. Oden passed December 2 at Earl K. Long Medical Center, Baton Rouge, Lousiana. Mr. Oden is survived by a loving mother, Jabie M. Oden of Sylacauga; four children: Antonette Gamble of Chicago, IL; Semaris Ward of Hattisburg, MS; Ahmad R. Oden and Quincy D. Oden both of Sylacauga; eight siblings: Annie Jean Oden, Mary E. Oden, Katherine Oden, Gwen Moon, Juliette Powers, Patricia O. White, Sandra R. Oden and Willie F. Oden all of Sylacauga; a special friend: Cheryl Veals of Baton Rouge, LA; and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday 12 noon until 8 pm at Community Funeral Home. Family hour will be held 6 pm to 8 pm at Community Funeral Home. Community Funeral Home will direct the service.