J E "SONNY" ODUM, age 75 of Decatur, Tenn. passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021, at his residence. He was a native of McMinn County, Tenn. resident most of his life of Meigs and McMinn County, Tenn., a son of the late Jarvis Emmitt "Jabo" and Della Marie Pardue Odum and preceded in death by his wife: Lillie Faye Graham Odum, Brothers: Ricky Dale Odum, Sisters: Nancy Carolyn Holloman, and Linda Spain. He retired from Astec Industries and was a brick and block mason. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in Vietnam.
Survivors: Son and daughter-in-law: Scott and April Odum of Decatur, Tenn., Daughter: Stacy McWilliams of Athens, Tenn., Sister: Juanita Spain of Niles, Mich. Five Grandchildren, Four Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Monday in the Chapel of Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Couch officiating. Interment will follow in Sullins Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1-3 Monday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses. Condolences may be sent to JAMES EDWARD "EDD" TORBETT, age 82 of Niota, Tenn. passed away Saturday, October 30, 2021, in Starr Regional Medical Center of Athens, Tn. He was a native and lifelong resident of McMinn County, a son of the late Elard Sherman and Georgia Ruth Crye Torbett and preceded in death by three Brothers Charles Torbett, Leonard Torbett, and Tommy Torbett. He retired from R C Cola Bottling Co. in Athens as manager after 42 years of service. He was a member and Deacon of East Niota Baptist Church. He was a member of the Civitan Club and was a former member of the Lions Club.
Survivors: Wife of 62 years: Peggy Jo Clark Torbett of Niota, Tenn., Daughter and son-in-law: Stacy Torbett and Robert Head of Blairsville, Ga., Son and Daughter-in-law: Mike and Angie Torbett of Athens, Tenn., Two Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Glenn and Gay Torbett of Calhoun, Tenn., Harold and Helen Torbett of Athens, Tenn., Two sisters and brother-in-law: Mae Moses of Englewood, Tenn., Brenda and Ray Cunningham of Athens, Tenn., 3 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 3, 2021 in East Niota Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Plaster and Rev. Wayne Bryant officiating. Interment will follow in Niota Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Josh Cunningham, Randy Daughtery, Mickey Moses, Roger Moses, Chris Norman, Chris Torbett, Clay Torbett and Reece Torbett. There will be no formal visitation. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to East Niota Baptist Church or a Parkinson's Charity of your choice in memory of Edd. Condolences may be sent to www.laycock-hobbs.com/notices/J-E-Odum Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.
Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home, Athens, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.