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Obituary for John Carl Odums

John Carl Odums was born on August 14, 1930 in Cuthbert, Georgia, the youngest of nine children, son of the late Rebecca Richardson Odums and Edgar Odums. He grew up in Cuthbert and was educated in the Randolph County Public School system. John received his early Christian education at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Cuthbert. He relocated to Linden, New Jersey for a better life. He worked at Inmont Corporation in Elizabeth, New Jersey for over 17 years until the company closed. In 1995, John retired from Converters Ink in Linden, NJ after 25 years of service.

John was a faithful member of Heard A.M.E. Church in Roselle and a 32˚ Mason of Paradise Lodge #16 of AF & AM in Newark, New Jersey.

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, John Carl Odums departed this life at St. Luke’s Hospice House in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mae Eunice Odums; beloved son, Edwin Carl Odums; five sisters: Susie M. Starling, Laura Sampson, Olivia Mayo, Selma Wilburn and Eloise Odums; three brothers: Lee Andrew Odums, Edgar Odums, Jr., and Arthur Odums.
John Carl Odums leaves to cherish in his memory, his four children: Patricia Williams of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Christopher John Odums of Norristown, Pennsylvania, Brian Keith Odums (Donna) of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Anthony Odums of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.


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Visitation

Monday

11

Sep

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Heard A.M.E. Church

310 E. 8th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

Service

Monday

11

Sep

11:00 AM
Heard A.M.E. Church

310 E. 8th Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203

cemetery

Monday

11

Sep

Graceland Memorial Park

Galloping Hill Road
Kenilworth, NJ 07033

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