lucky you - your browser doesnt play annoying midis

02/13/09 - NNHS Newsletter - Paul Odom

Paul Brittle Odom
(d. 10 Feb 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this morning.   Paul Odom, father of  Paulette Odom Blankinship ('61) of VA, passed away in Edenton, North Carolina on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at the age of 91.

From the Daily Press - 02/13/09:

  Paul Brittle Odom
    TYNER, N.C. - Paul Brittle Odom, 91, of 3108 Kelly's Beach Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, in the Skilled Nursing Facility of Chowan Hospital, Edenton.

Mr. Odom was born in Northampton County, N.C., and was the son of the late Jake Winborne and Lucy Martin Odom. Retired from the former Peoples Life Insurance Company, he was a member and deacon emeritus of Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church, its Adult Men's Sunday School Class, the Chowan Ruritan Club, the American George Masonic Lodge #17 where he recently received his 60 year pin, and had served in the US Coast Guard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Odom; and his sister, Marian Pittman.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Thelma Adkins Odom; his daughter, Paulette Odom Blankinship and husband, Scott of Williamsburg, Va.; two brothers, Jesse W. Odom of Richmond, Va., and Jake H. Odom of Conway, N.C.; two grandchildren, The Rt. Rev. Paul F. Blankinship and wife, Andrea of Asheville and Elizabeth Scott Blankinship of Richmond; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew Scott Blankinship and Sophia Jane Blankinship.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church by the Rev. Ron Parr and the Rev. John Wilkinson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may join the family from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Miller Funeral Home & Crematory, 735 Virginia Road, Edenton, and all other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Ballard's Bridge Baptist Church, 3025 Virginia Road, Tyner, NC 27980, and be directed for use in the children's ministry.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting
View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from 2/12/2009 - 2/13/2009.
Guest Book


February 12, 2009
If there was ever a man who lived life to the fullest, it was Uncle Paul. Accounts of times spent with him will be shared for years to come. Visiting with him this past year took me back to being with him as a little girl. He played a special part in my life and will truly be missed.
~ Joan Neff, Harrisonburg, Virginia

February 12, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I know you will miss Uncle Paul greatly, but God knows what is best for his children. His engaging smile will always be one of my favorite memories.
~ Patricia Francis, Ashland, Virginia

February 12, 2009

I will miss Paul on Sunday morning at Ballards Bridge Church. We always had to discuss our latest place to eat and talk about
what we thought was good. I will remember his little bag he had for his Children's Sermon.
~ Robert Hendrix, Tyner, North Carolina

February 12, 2009
As the lilies bloom on your river bank, I'll think of you and remember the good times we shared.

~ Marvis Hendrix, Tyner, North Carolina

February 12, 2009

Aunt Thelma, I'm sorry to hear about Paul. He was a fine man and will be missed by all who knew him. Please except our condolences as we will be unable to attend the services.
~ Joseph Odom, Va. Beach, Virginia


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Paulette and the entire Odom and Blankinship families at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
746 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1821  

Thine Be the Glory

Words by Edmond Louis Budry
(30 Aug 1854 - 12 Nov 1932)

Music by George Frideric Handel, 1947
(23 Feb 1685 - 14 Apr 1759)


Thine be the glory, risen, conq’ring Son;
Endless is the vict'ry, Thou o’er death hast won;
Angels in bright raiment rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave clothes where Thy body lay.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

Lo! Jesus meets us, risen from the tomb;
Lovingly He greets us, scatters fear and gloom;
Let the church with gladness, hymns of triumph sing;
For her Lord now liveth, death hath lost its sting.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

No more we doubt Thee, glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee; aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conq’rors, through Thy deathless love:
Bring us safe through Jordan to Thy home above.
Thine be the glory, risen conq’ring Son,
Endless is the vict’ry, Thou o’er death hast won.

"Thine Be the Glory" midi and lyrics courtesy of - 06/30/08

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Animated Coast Guard Flag clip art courtesy of - 06/18/03

Ruritan Club Logo courtesy of - 02/13/09

Masonic Emblem courtesy of - 06/15/07

Back to NNHS Newsletters - 2009

Return to NNHS Class of 1965