Delia Odum, 92, of Kennett, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006, at National Health Care in Kennett.
Born Feb. 27, 1913, in Cottonwood Point, Mo., daughter of the late Everett and Birdie Carter Ditto, she was a member of the First United Pentecostal Church.
On Oct. 18, 1929, in Blytheville, Ark., she married Jess Odum, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by three children, twins, Billy Gene and Faedean Odum and Rev. Wayne Lee Odum; five brothers, Albert, Ollie, William, Golman and Earl Ditto; two sisters, Lelar Bollinger and Merle Layhue and one grandchild.
Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Wiseman and husband, Junior, of Kennett; two sisters, Velvia Williams, of Morgan Hills, Calif., and Viola Brewer, of Sikeston, Mo.; 16 grandchildren, Wayne Odum, Teresa Smith, Charlene Cooper, Wade and Mark Wiseman, Mark, Timothy, Paul, Jonathan, Samuel and Daniel Odum, Becky Shirley, Rhoda Shivers, Ruth Starr, Mary Hudson and Martha Stacy; 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Kennett with the Revs. Carroll McGruder, Don Sheerin and Vernon Purser officiating.
Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers were Jonathan, Paul, Samuel and Timothy Odum, Mark Wiseman and Danny Wilkerson.
Honorary pallbearers were Brother's Charles McMillin, Tony Bruton, Charles White, Wade Wiseman, Wayne Shelton, Mark Odum, Stan Cook, Gene Holligan and Ronnie McElwrath.
McDaniel Funeral Home of Kennett was in charge of arrangements.