Minnie Evelyn Hudson Odom, 82, of Deweyville, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.

Born on June 30, 1932 in Moscow, Tx. to James Oliver Hudson, Sr. and Maggie Ola Augusta (Hilton) Hudson. She lived in Deweyville since 1957, she had previously lived in Bleakwood and she worked as a retail clerk in stores in the Orange area. Minnie was a member of the First Baptist Church in Deweyville; she enjoyed fishing, hunting, crafts, sewing and spending time with her family. Minnie was a friend to many and she also will be remembered for the kindness and care she showed to others.

Minnie is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Herman “ Preacher “ Odom; son, Ricky Odom; brother, Jimmy Hudson; sister, Hazel Hudson, and her daughter in law, Deborah Lynn Odom.

Those who will most cherish her memory are her sons, Jerry Odom and wife, Jane, and Larry Odom; and daughter in law, Ramona R. Odom, all of Deweyville; brother, James Hudson of Livingston; her very special friend, Winfred Robinett of Livingston; grandchildren, Ricky C. Odom, Misty Gayle Odom and James C. Odom; great grandchildren, Reagan Danaye Odom, Bailey Lynn Scherman and J. W. Welch. Minnie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Services to remember and honor Minnie’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the First Baptist Church in Deweyville, with the Rev. Damon Bickham, officiating. Rite of committal and interment will follow services at the Sand Ridge Cemetery in the Wolf Den Community in Newton County.

A gathering of Minnie’s family and friends from a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Saturday at the church.

Honoring Minnie as pallbearers are Jerry Odom, Ricky C. Odom, James C. Odom, Robert Allen Nixon, Michael Allen Crim and Larry Odom. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Hudson, Bobby Abshire, Leslie Morgan and Winfred Robinett.

For those who desire memorial contributions, donations to assist with final expenses are appreciated.

Funeral services are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.