Shirley Crawford Odom, 81, of Turin, Georgia was ushered into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Shirley was born on August 27, 1937 in Spalding County, Georgia and was the youngest of three children born to the late Hoyt and Alva Crawford. She was raised in Fairburn, Georgia and played basketball for Campbell High School, where she graduated in 1956. Shirley married her husband, William, on November 26, 1960. She and William moved to Kansas City, Missouri where William pursued his career with Hudson and Odom Tire Company. After nineteen years, they moved back to Georgia, built their home, and became members of the Turin Baptist Church. Shirley was a loving mother and grandmother to her two daughters and five grandchildren. Affectionately known as “Buddy” to many, she was a gentle soul who loved to tell a good story. She enjoyed filling her home with family and friends and brought lots of laughter and good food to every meal. Shirley is survived by her husband, William Loyd Odom; daughters, Kelly Bomba (Ed) and Kim Stephens (Pat); grandchildren, Brittany Bomba, James Bomba, Lisa Degler (Clay), Lynn Stephens, and Logan Stephens; brother, Douglas Crawford (Francis); sister, Jeanette Privett; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation with family and friends will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, April 1st at McKoon Funeral Home in Newnan, Georgia. The service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 2nd at The Turin Baptist Church. The family would like to express special gratitude to Brightmoor Hospice, Regina’s Helping Hands, Sylvia Sanchez, and Rita trozier for providing exceptional love and care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Brightmoor Hospice, 3427 Newnan Road, Griffin, GA 30223 and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, PO Box 4777, New York, NY 10163. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.mckoon.com. McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory 770-253-4580 To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Shirley Odom please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Shirley Odom August 27 1937 March 30 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Newnan, state: Georgia