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Blanche Gamble Odom

February 9, 1928 January 10, 2019
Blanche Gamble Odom
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Obituary for Blanche Gamble Odom

ALCOLU – Blanche Gamble Odom, 90, widow of “E.W.” Odom, entered into eternal rest surrounded by her loving family and friends on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at her residence.

Born February 9, 1928, in Turbeville, SC, she was a daughter of the late David Chalmers Gamble and the late Mary McCartha “Mamie” Kinney Gamble. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church for over 70 years. She was the former Executive Director of the Clarendon County Council on Aging for 39 years and the building was named in her honor in 2002. At age 80, she wrote and published her memoirs, hosting a book signing at Trinity United Methodist Church. She was a recipient of the South Carolina Order of the Silver Crescent for her lifetime of accomplishments that benefited the senior citizens of South Carolina. Blanche led the Trinity UMC Seniors that met every Tuesday for breakfast at Shoneys and then would go to the nursing home to visit the “old people”. She was a member of the Clarendon County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, the Woodman of the World, 60+ Seniors group in Turbeville, the Barrineau Seniors and the Hebron UMC Inspirators. She also started the Trinity Seniors Group. Her surmountable accomplishments can be attributed to her loving and encouraging husband.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Frances Odom Floyd of Sumter; one daughter in law, Fairlyn P. Odom of Johnsonville; one granddaughter, Megan DuBose (Rob) of Sumter; two grandsons, Michael Floyd of Oregon and Will Bullock (Dixie) of James Island; six great grandchildren, Penelope Pearl DuBose, Emmeri Jayne Poston, Jade Bullock, Iris Bullock, “RO” Bullock; a sister, Kate Kirby of Hebron; a son in law, Joe Floyd of Camden; a special friend, L.J. Payne; and many beloved family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Eddie Odom and Roy Odom; a daughter, Jane Geddings; a son in law, Ronnie Geddings; a grandson, Wallace Odom; three brothers, Bill Gamble, Frank Gamble, and Goodman Gamble; three sisters, Azilea Plowden, Jeanette Atkinson, and Italean Hudson

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in the chapel of Stephens Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Vaught officiating. Burial will follow in the Trinity Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Brandon Evans, Orrie Hodge, Corey Barwick, Stuart Cochran, Wallace Hodge, Bart Kirby, Taylor Geddings, Robert Moore, Jerry Smith, George Crowe, Caleb Gamble.

Memorials may be made to Clarendon County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, 110 Richard Street, Manning, SC 29102 or Trinity UMC Memorial Fund, 2653 Trinity Church Road, Alcolu, SC 29001.

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

1:00 PM 1/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory

304 North Church Street
Manning, South Carolina 29102

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory
304 North Church Street Manning 29102 South Carolina
United States

Service

Sunday

13

Jan

2:00 PM 1/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory

304 North Church Street
Manning, South Carolina 29102

Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory
304 North Church Street Manning 29102 South Carolina
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Trinity Cemetery Final Resting Place

2653 Trinity Church Road
Alcolu, SC 29001

2653 Trinity Church Road Alcolu 29001 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Trinity United Methodist Church

2653 Trinity Church Road
Alcolu, SC 29001

Clarendon County Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind

110 Richard Street
Manning, SC 29102
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