Mrs. Carolyn Chastain O’Dell

Mrs. Carolyn Chastain O’Dell, 72, of Ellijay, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

She was born Nov. 12, 1944, in Cartersville, to the late Rev. Herbert and Pluma Farist Chastain. She was a graduate of Gilmer High school, homemaker and worked in customer service at United Community Bank.

She is preceded in death by brother, Clyde Chastain; and sister, Christine Smith.

She is survived by husband, Harold O’Dell; children, Christy O’Dell, Chris Belyeu, Stacey and Brad Stewart, all of Ellijay; brothers and sisters-in-law, Claude and Betty Chastain, of Ellijay, Sallie Chastain Shell, of Canton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Aline Chastain Nealey-Baughn and Lloyd Baughn, of Marietta, Dot and Lloyd Cain, of Ellijay; two grandchildren, Caleb Bracken, Braley Stewart; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, from Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Cantrell, the Rev. Russell Burt, the Rev. Scott Chastain and the Rev. Joey Phillips officiating.

Music was by Zack Jones and the Ebenezer Church choir.

Pallbearers were Allan Cain, Chad DeBoard, Joe Wells, Darrell Jones, Wayne Holt and Max O’Dell.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Donations can be made to Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Foster McArthur, 170 Dogwood Rd., Ellijay, GA 30536.

Condolences can be made at

Bernhardt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Times Courier

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1076
Ellijay, GA. 30540

Phone: 706-635-4313
Fax: 706-635-7006