Odell W. Posey

July 28, 1921 - January 8, 2012

Funeral services for Mrs. Odell W. Posey, age 90 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday at 2 PM at the Fayetteville First Baptist Church with Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Mrs. Posey passed away Sunday in Lincoln Medical Center.

She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Knox and Davis Harbin Walker. Mrs. Posey was retired Chancery Court Clerk and a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her son Anthony Posey and wife Joan of Robertsdale, AL, sister Ruth Wright of Chattanooga and granddaughter Lissa Posey Cooke of Bowling Green, KY, step-grandson David Heltsley of Springfield, TN and special cousin Martha Frances (Broadway) Ramsey of Nashville, TN.

Visitation with the family will be Thursday from 10 am – 2 PM at Fayetteville First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Fund.

Schedule of Services

Remembering Service Location Visitation Service
Odell W. Posey Fayetteville First Baptist Church
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Date: January 12, 2012
Time: 10AM-2PM
Date: January 12, 2012
Time: 2 PM



  1. Janice Gregory

    Mrs. Posey’s family: She was a wonderful lady. I knew her from church at FBC as well as working with her in the Courthouse. She and my former boss, Fred Womack, were big buddies. I loved her dearly, and she will be missed. God bless you all, Janice and Brent Gregory

  2. Wanda King

    To the family of Mrs. Posey, we send our deepest sympathies at her passing. – May the Lord grant you all peace & His comfort at this time and in the days to come.

  3. Linda Holland Bell

    I am sorry to hear of Odell’s passing. I remember
    the good times when I came to Fayetteville and spent
    part of the summer.

  4. Carla Smith

    I always enjoyed being with her she was a big part of my life i will miss Mama Posey very much she always treated me like a grand daughter she will always be in my heart and i will carry my summer childhood memories in my mind always Uncle Tony Joan and Lissa are in my thoughts and prayers at this diffcult time

  5. James A. Bonner

    I remember Mrs. Posey always having the respect of her attorney friends and going about her work quietly and with a smile. She worshipped in the same fashion. She was a model of life to many.


  6. Roy B. Harris Jr.

    I have loved your mother since I was a small child. Her kindness to others will surely result in eternal rewards. She had the respect of all that knew her and was tireless in her efforts to help the public. She will be sorely missed.
    Roy Harris Jr.

  7. Judge Robert Crigler

    Mrs. Posey will be greatly missed. Her years of dedicated service to the judicial system earned her the utmost respect and admiration.

  8. Floyd and Imogene Cartwright

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mrs. Posey. We have known her for a long time, she was a sweet lady and was always friendly and kind, she will be missed by many!!!

    Our prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time of losing a dear family member!!!

    God Bless!!!
    Floyd and Imogene

  9. T Alston

    I am sorry for your loss. God has promised that one day we will not suffer from sickness and death (Isaiaih 33:24 and Revelation 21:3,4) He also provides us with the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection (John 5:28,29) We can trust these promises because it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18) May these promises provide you with a measure of comfort and hope during this most difficult time.

  10. Ruth McCauley

    So sorry to hear of Odell’s death. She was a gracious lady always met you with a smile. I will miss her at Assisted Living. Mr sister-in- law is in Assisted Living and I visited with her when I went out to Donalson . We were in school together also, she was a couple of grades ahead of me.

  11. Patricia Holder Evans

    My Condolences to you Anthony, Joan, Lissa, and Ruth on the passing of your Mother, Grandmother and Sister. I’m so sorry I did not get the chance to get to Fayetteville to see Odell. We had talked at length several times in the past 3 years via telephone.

    While we weren’t the closest in the later years, I do have fond memories of the visits to the house and to the “country” in general. Mother, Irene Sherwood Holder, and Odell kept in touch through Christmas cards as far back as I can remember until Mother herself took sick.

    My prayers are with you all during this time of mourning and healing. May the Lord hold you close during this time.

    Love to you all, Pat

  12. Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan

    Anthony and family, I was saddened by the loss of this precious woman. She loved you all dearly. God has an angel in his arms and she will reunite with Mr. Ted. What a blessing. Live on memories for I know you have plenty.

    God bless!

  13. Cathy Pitts

    Mrs. Odell was such a precious lady! She and Mr. Ted worked with the teenagers at First Baptist when I first moved to Fayetteville. They were so welcoming and sweet to me. I loved them both and always looked forward to seeing them and getting one of those big bear hugs from Mr. Ted. I thank God for the example that they set not only for me, but for so many young people throughout the years.

  14. Bob & Cindy Dunivan

    We knew Mrs. Odelle through First Baptist Church as well as her presence in the judicial system of Lincoln County. She was a very genuine lady and a special person who gave us much encouragement. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family now, as they have been with her through the previous months.

    Bob & Cindy Dunivan

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