Helen O'Dell

  • Born: July 21, 1950
  • Died: March 26, 2019
  • Location: Forest City, North Carolina

Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221A
Forest City, NC 28043

Tel. (828) 657-6383

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Helen O'Dell, age 68, of Mountain View Street, Forest City, NC, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.
Helen was born July 21, 1950 in Melbourne, Florida to the late Waford Pennington and Tresina Martin Pennington. She worked as a waitress at Scott's on Broadway for over fifteen years. Helen was a fun-loving lady who enjoyed cooking for her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-six years, Tommy O'Dell.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Dawn O'Dell Lovelace (J.R.) of Ellenboro; three sons, Steve O'Dell (Tera) of Forest City, Colden O'Dell (Daphne) of Mill Spring and Jesse O'Dell of Ellenboro. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.
The family will gather for a special time of remembrance on a later date.
Memorial donations are requested to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I've known Helen all my life. She and her parents lived down the street from me in Melbourne, FL. She was the big sister I never had. All my heart and prayers go out to Jessie and the rest of the family. Love and prayers.

Posted by Diane Russell - Nashville, TN - friend   March 28, 2019

So sorry to hear this. Praying for the family as most of them I have known forever. Helen was a good lady.

Posted by Shannon Greene - Ellenboro, NC - Friend   March 27, 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss guys. Will be praying for you all!

Posted by Chris Harton - travelers rest, SC - Friend   March 26, 2019

I know she is happy now. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Mary Johnson - Forest City, NC - Friend   March 26, 2019

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