Daily Corinthian Newspaper, Corinth,
Dated January 8, 1969
GEORGE WASHINGTON ODLE DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
George Washington Odle of 1607
Meigg Street died at 6 a.m. today at his residence after an
extended illness. He was 80.
Handicapped by blindness since his birth, Odle
was known in the community as a member of the gospel singing
group, The Odle Family. He sang with his
sister, Miss Sue Odle, and his brother,
Armsted Odle, both of whom are also blind.
Odle operated a shop at his home making
brooms and mops which he and his family sold in Corinth.
Born in Colbert County, Alabama, he attended the Church of
Christ. His wife, Mrs. Mittie Beavers Cole,
died in 1946.
Services for Odle will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Friday in Coleman Memorial Chapel with the
Rev. M.E. Perry officiating. Burial will be
in the Ramer Cemetery.
In addition to the brother and sister who joined
Odle in the trio, he is survived by three sons,
Johnny Odle of California and Pat
Odle and Paul Odle, both of
Corinth; 2 daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hurney
of Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs. Frances Huey of
Dyersburg, Tennessee; another brother, Sam Bob Odle
of Corinth; 4 other sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Elliott,
Mrs. Willie Forsythe, Mrs. Cornia
Crum and Mrs. Edna Howell, all of
Corinth; and 8 grandchildren.
The body will remain at the residence until time for the