Dr. Bennie Gene "Ben" Odom, 66, of Swainsboro, died Sunday, August 10, 2014, at the Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro following an extended illness.
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Dr. Odom was born February 21, 1948, in Norristown to the late Bennett Odom and Dallas Peacock Odom.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thetus Odom, Delmas Odom, Carlton Odom and Winky Odom; sisters, Juanita Moxley and Jeanette Davis.
Dr. Odom graduated from Adrian High School, where he was a star basketball player and earned a scholarship to go to college. Over several years he earned degrees in electronics, business, economics and a doctor of chiropractic. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and a member of Southside Baptist Church, Doctors of the Georgia Chiropractic Association and Norristown Hunting Club.
Survivors include his wife, Scarlett Henry Odom of Swainsboro; daughters, Michelle (Shawn) Riner of Swainsboro and Renee Odom of Chicago, Illinois; stepdaughters, Natochia Henry of San Diego, California, and Michelle Thompson of Swainsboro; brothers, Jerry (Carolyn) Odom of Swainsboro and Barry Wilder Odom of Hephzibah; granddaughters, Avery Berry and Maci Lively, both of Swainsboro; several nieces, nephews and friends.
The funeral service will be held at the Southside Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, August 13, 2014, with the Reverends Earl Warnock and Hershal Clements officiating.
Dr. Odom will lie in state one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Gary Odom, Lionel Odom, Greg Odom, David Moore, Waylon Jones and Marcio Silvia.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult I Sunday School Class, Doctors of the GA Chiropractic Association, Gary Hodges, Van Vareen and William Roberson.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorials may be made in memory of Dr. Bennie Gene "Ben" Odom to United Hospice of Swainsboro, 667 South Main Street, Swainsboro, GA 30401.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chapmanfhofswainsboro.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Dr. Bennie Gene "Ben" Odom, 66, of Swainsboro.
Statesboro Herald, August 13, 2014
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Published in Statesboro Herald from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20, 2014