Frankie Bagley Odum

Frankie Bagley Odum, 90, of Blackshear, passed away early Saturday morning, September 26, 2020, at her daughter’s residence in Jacksonville, FL, following a short illness. 

Born February 21, 1930 in Nicholls, 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 three sisters, Laverne “Doll” Bagley Meeks, Opal “Maureese” Bagley Lewis, and LaRee “Sug” Bagley Deason Carter. 

Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Amos Odum, Blackshear; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Robert Thomas, St. Johns, FL and Susan and Michael Schlumbrecht, Blackshear; two grandsons, Blake Thomas (fiancé Lindsey Ledford), Jacksonville and Brandon Thomas, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL; a great-grandson, Bryce Michael Thomas, St. Johns and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. 

Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, at First Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, from the First Baptist Church in Blackshear. 

Interment will follow in the Meeks Cemetery in Nicholls. 

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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