Dorothy Streater Odom Franklin, TN Retired antiques dealer Dorothy Streater Odom, age 91, mostly lifelong resident of Greenwood, MS, died October 11th of natural causes at Morningside Assisted Living in Franklin, TN. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of fifty-six years, Frank King Odom, who died in 2007. Mrs. Odom was the founder & owner of Heritage House Antiques in Greenwood, MS and Streater Spencer antiques in Nashville, TN. For more than 20 years she traveled to England twice a year buying for her shops. She and her family were among the earliest members of St. John's United Methodist Church where she and her husband had both been Sunday School teachers in the Youth Department and the Young Adult Department. She was the daughter of Herbert M. and Huldah Jones Streater, both from pioneer families in Carroll County. She graduated from Greenwood High School and attended M.S.C.W., now Mississippi University for Women. She had been a feature writer and women's page editor for The Morning Star, a local newspaper published just after World War II. She was a former president of the Town and Country Garden Club and also of LeBonte Garden Club and was a former member of the Greenwood Garden Club and the Greenwood Junior Auxiliary. She is a benefactor of the Methodist Children's Homes, where she established the Streater Endowment. Mrs. Odom is survived by two sons, Frank King Odom, Jr. (Lisa) of Oxford and H. Brooks Odom (Lisa) of Brentwood, TN, a daughter Streater Odom Spencer (Jim Quiggins) of Franklin, TN, and seven grandchildren, Dorothy Spencer Collier (John) of Memphis, TN and Coley Spencer of Franklin, TN, McCain Odom of Antioch, TN and Brooks Odom, Jr. of Brentwood, TN, Frank Odom, III of Davis, CA, Joanne Odom, and Streater Bliss Odom of Oxford, and her recent first great grandchild, Johnny Collier IV. A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. John's United Methodist Church in Greenwood, MS at 3:00 on Saturday, October 22 with visitation in the church parlor from 1:30 until time of services. Dr. Billy Ray Stonestreet will be officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Streater Endowment at the Methodist Children's Homes, P.O. Box 66, Clinton, MS 39060-0066 or to St. John's United Methodist Church or a favorite charity.
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