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John Michael Odum

February 17, 1952 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 69)


John Michael Odum, age 69 of Clarkesville, passed away October 1, 2021 following a period of declining health.

Born in Athens, Georgia on February 17, 1952, Mr. Odum was the son of the late Rev. Howard E. & Delores M. Odum.  Mr. Odum worked for Clarkesville Mill and Habersham Metal.  He was a member of Nazareth United Methodist Church in Winder.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Odum is preceded in death by the love of his life Freda Howington Odum, grandparents John M. & Mary Anna H. Magness of Winder and Elisha H. & Martha M. Odum of Bethlehem, brother in law Harold W. Gunn, eight maternal uncles, four maternal aunts and six paternal aunts.

Survivors include daughter and son in law Michele & James Neighbours, son and daughter in law John Mark & Miranda Odum, brother Eddie Odum, sister Dianne O. Gunn, sisters and brothers in law Teresa O. & Lamar Dean and Deborah O. & Lee Trotman, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews as well as several cousins.

A service celebrating Mr. Odums life will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel and Gardens, Clarkesville. 706-754-6256

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