Effie “Earlene” Long Odell, age 90, of Chatsworth, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at her home.
She was a member of God’s Lighthouse and enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.
She was preceded in death by the father of her children, Johnny Odell; father, Richard Samuel Long; mother, Violet Woody Long; and siblings, Otis Long, Dee Long, Hardin Long, Arvil Long, Elmer Long, JP Long, Florida Duckett, Stella Vena Bishop, Bertha Long, and Verna Mays.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Eloise and Gordon Lewallen, Jr., Barbara and Paul Bajkowski, and Sherry and Tim Mashburn; sons and daughters-in-law, Carson and Betty Odell, Jerry and Susan Odell, Tim and Diane Odell, and Larry and Judy Odell; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Earnest and Roberta Long; nieces and nephews; and special friends, Fred and Mary Cook.
Funeral services for Ms. Odell will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at God’s Lighthouse with Timothy Odell, Jr., Rev. Charles Wilson, and Rev. Dennis Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in the Conasauga River Baptist Church Community Cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and at God’s Lighthouse on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11 a.m.
Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.