Odell Bailey ShorttJune 13, 1926 - December 03, 2012
Odell Bailey Shortt, age 86, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2012 at Wellmont Hospice House.
She was born in Hawkins County, TN on June 13, 1926 to the late Samuel and Willie Etna Christian Bailey.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Sammy Shortt; six siblings, Colvin and Elwood Bailey, Margaret Artis, Lois Britton and Ruth Hensley.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Howard “Zeb” Shortt; two sons, Louis Shortt and his wife, Gina, and Nelson Shortt and his wife, Judy all of Abingdon; one daughter, Linda Robinson and her husband, Jim of Castlewood; one brother, Clinton Bailey and his wife, Emily of Abingdon; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a special friend, Ruby Roe of Abingdon; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service with Pastor Bob McCormick and Pastor David Gibson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Those wishing to attend the service at the cemetery are asked to meet there by 10:50 a.m. Pallbearers will be the grandsons and great grandsons. Kenneth Wolfe will serve as the honorary pallbearer.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Paula with Wellmont Hospice for the compassionate care she provided.
Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the guestbook.
The family of Odell Bailey Shortt is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 (276) 623-2700.