Mrs. Frankie Bagley Odum, age 90, of Blackshear, passed away early Saturday morning (9/26/20) at her daughter’s residence in Jacksonville following a short illness.
Born February 21, 1930 in Nicholls, GA, she was a daughter of the late Walter Westberry and Bertha M. Cannon Bagley. She graduated from Nicholls High School in 1947 and was a star basketball player, known as “Hot Foot Frankie”. She lived many years in Waycross and was the longtime office manager who also did the necessary nursing duties for Drs. Meeks and Herndon in Douglas, retiring following a 42 year career. She moved to Blackshear in 2001.
A faithful member of First Baptist Church in Blackshear, she attended the Followers Sunday School Class and the Joy Group Lunch Bunch, was active serving with the Bereavement Committee, the Baptistry Committee, and the annual Peanut Boil. She was a dedicated, behind the scene servant.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 3 sisters, Laverne “Doll” Bagley Meeks, Opal “Maureese” Bagley Lewis, and LaRee “Sug” Bagley Deason Carter.
Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Amos Odum of Blackshear; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Robert Thomas of St. Johns, FL and Susan and Michael Schlumbrecht of Blackshear; 2 grandsons, Blake Thomas (fiancé Lindsey Ledford) of Jacksonville and Brandon Thomas of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; 1 great grandson, Bryce Michael Thomas of St. Johns; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A funeral service will take place on Wednesday (9/30/20) at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blackshear. Burial will follow in the Meeks Cemetery in Nicholls, GA.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Bereavement Fund, 670 Main Street, Blackshear, Georgia 31516.
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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
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