She was born in Turtletown on April 2, 1928, a daughter of the late Charlie and Pauline Price. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Blue Ridge Temple Baptist Church in Old Fort.
She was retired from the South Polk Elementary school, where she was loved and adored by the students. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers in her past time.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Dillion; and two sons: Harold Blankenship and Gerald Blankenship.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory three daughters: Joann Blankenship Kaylor of Cleveland, Carolyn Blankenship of Benton and Patsy Blankenship of Old Fort; two sons: Larry Blankenship of Ocoee and Bruce Blankenship of Old Fort; four sisters: Margaret Morrow of Blue Ridge, Ga., Geneva Hyatt of Farner, Jeanette Woods of Mineral Bluff, Ga., and Annette Taylor of Murphy, N.C.; one brother, Charles “Sonny” Price of Carthage; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members, church family and countless friends.
A celebration of her life is planned for 8 on Monday night, Aug. 5, 2013, at the Blue Ridge Temple Baptist Church, located at 1011 Swan Road in Old Fort, with the Rev. Jimmy Parm officiating.
The family will receive friends on Monday t at the church from 6 p.m. until the service time.
Interment and committal service will take place at 11 a.m Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, in the Dill Cemetery in Old Fort with Shon Kaylor, Jeremy Jordan, Heath Jordan, Dillon Kaylor and Jeff Shoemaker serving as pallbearers.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Odessaline and /or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Blankenship family with these arrangements.