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Mrs. Elizabeth Odom Wadsworth, 98, of Chatsworth, departed this life Sunday, April 23, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born June 24, 1918, in Bolton, N.C., a daughter of the late John William Odom Sr. and Sallie Smith Odom. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles L. Wadsworth; son, Capt. John L. Wadsworth; great-grandson, Zackary Davis; brother, John W. Odom Jr.; and sisters, Annie Mae Skipper and Tiny Odom. She enjoyed oil paintings, made porcelain dolls and designed and made clothes. She won many hairstyling trophies and awards.
She is survived by her children, Sharon and Dave Preston of Chatsworth, Wanda and Loran Cecil of Chester, Va., Gloria Wadsworth of Cohutta and Sallie Evans of Morehead City, N.C.; brother, D.T. Long of Wilmington, N.C.; 25 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Elizabeth Odom Wadsworth will be Friday at 3 p.m. from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Christian Griggs officiating. She will lie at the church from 2 until 3 p.m. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery with her grandsons serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are announced by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.
Published on April 25, 2017
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