Odelle (Marlowe) Mize

Born: Wed., Apr. 3, 1918
Died: Mon., Jan. 6, 2014


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 09, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jan. 09, 2014
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Odelle Marlowe Mize

Odelle Marlowe Mize of Greensboro, Georgia passed away suddenly, Monday, January 6, 2014 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital at the age of 95.  An 80-year resident of Greene County, Odelle was born in Lexington, GA on April 3, 1918 to the late Megs Marlowe and Jessie Reid Marlowe.  She attended Chase Elementary School in Athens, GA and moved to Union Point when she was fifteen. Over the years, she worked for Morgan Sportswear and Mary Leila Cotton Mill, which later became Wellington Puritan Mills.  While working at the mill, she was a seamstress and a shipping clerk working well into her eighties. Odelle was the oldest living member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  She love to stay busy and enjoyed quilting and sewing.

In addition to her husband, Rollin Goodman Mize, she was preceded in death by a son, Rollin Arthur Mize, grandson, Richard “Ricky” Merritt, a son-in-law, Bobby Merritt; and three sisters, Ruth Marlowe, Myrtle Hubbard and Louise Hardigree.  Odelle is survived by a son, Euel Mize of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Joann Vandiver and husband Louie of Greensboro, GA and Lois Merritt of Stockbridge, GA; daughter-in-law, Patricia Mize of Greensboro, GA;  grandchildren, Kim Mize, Allison Booth (Darryl), Angie Kitchens (Kelly), Thomas Hattaway, LuAnn Thornton, Jolene Fleeman (Byron), John Vandiver, Allan Vandiver, Linda Silvey, Ronnie Merritt (Jana), Donnie Merritt (Jerri), Donald Boivin, Robert Boivin (Andy), Richard Boivin, Stacey Strickland (Kevin) and Tracey Bashore (Doug); great grand children, Kyle Burke, Chase Bryans, Ansley Booth, Kara Kitchens, Kaci Brown, Kelly Brent Kitchens, Kati Kithens, Amanda Hattaway, Chelsea Hattaway, Justin Hattaway, Cole Thornton, Hayden Fleeman, Corey Vandiver, Emily Garcia, Preston Reynolds, Seth Reynolds, Megan Silvey, John Boivin, Jenny Boivin, Taylor Boivin, Blake Boivin (Jessica), Ashley Boivin Channell (Josh), Richard Boivin, Jackson Strickland, Collin Strickland, Austin Brown, Lane Brown, Dustin Bashore and Brandi Bashore; and great great grandchildren, Jansen Burke, Kaydence Brown, Cohen Lowery, Aiden Yearwood, Gabriella Boivin, Abbie Channell and Aleigha Channell; many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Norman Waldrip officiating. Interment will follow in the Greensboro City Cemetery, Memorial Drive, Greensboro, GA 30642.  Serving as pallbearers are: John Vandiver, Allan Vandiver, Corey Vandiver, Thomas Hattaway, Dennis Mize and Millard Mize.  The family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.


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Brenda Morrison
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the family . Aunt O'Dell will be dearly missed .

Terrie Jordan-Garcia & Family
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
Our hearts go out to the family,you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Mize was a sweet lady, I remember my grandmother talking about her when they worked at the Mill together. With Love, Terrie, Emilie

Everette Duvall
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
our prays are with your family

Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Joann & Louie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Our loved ones live in our hearts forever.

Sandra Jordan
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Sympathy for your loss. Sandra Jordan

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014

God Bless the family at this time of your loss.

Denise & Joe Bashore
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
I am sorry for the loss of Odelle.She will be missed. Prayers for the family.

Dennis and Angelyn Mize
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
We will miss you. Thank you for all you did our entire family. God Bless You.

Charles Maxey
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Thoughts and prayers from me and my family.

Charles Maxey and family
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Wanda McClendon
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Heaven reached another angel.Ms Odelle will surely be missed because she was so kind and sweet to all she met.

Jenny Boivin
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Nanny, you will be missed greatly. I know you are in a better place. I love you.... See you soon, Nanny.

Blake, Jessica & Gabriella Boivin
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
We will miss Nanny alot. She always had that sweet smile
On her face. We thought alot of Nanny and will always remeber
The times we had together. We love you Nanny

Ashley Channell & Family
   Posted Wed January 08, 2014
Sorry to hear about Nanny, wish we could be there for the funeral.
Praying for all the family.

J. Ferguson
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
I wish to express my sincere condolence regarding your loss of Ms. Odelle. When our family mourned the loss of a loved one we appreciated kind words of condolence which helped give us comfort. The Bible's words offer the greatest comfort and hope that we could have. Acts 24:15 expressed hope of a resurrection. Revelation 21:4 assures us that Almighty God will end death. May these words give your family hope during this difficult time.

Billy Corry
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
Euel, I am very sorry to hear about your mother.

Stephanie M. Mize
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
May you rest in peace.. never really knew u wish I could have.. Love your great great niece.

Johnnie and Jane Satterfield
   Posted Sat January 11, 2014
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Mize. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.