Odette Penland, 91, of Burnsville, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018 at Spruce Pine Brian Center. A native of Yancey County, she was a daughter of the late Gus and Flora Peterson Edwards and the wife of the late Cecil Ray Bodford and Duane Penland. She was also preceded in death by brothers: Latt, Carson, Homer, and Grady Edwards; sisters: Lena McCurry and Zelia Edwards.
Surviving are daughters: Ina Ruth Cargill of Monroe, and Virginia Phillips of Spruce Pine; 3 sons: Eddie Bodford, Steve Penland and Bobby Penland all of Burnsville; 8 grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 23, 2018, in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Carroway Cemetery.
The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service at the funeral home.