Radney Funeral Home - Mobile

3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL


Carolyn Ann Odom

July 27, 1939December 1, 2019

Carolyn Ann Odom, Age 80, passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband, of 39 years, J. Larry Odom. Ann was the middle child of the late Homer and Debitha Shurlds Watkins, Sr. She was predeceased by her brother, Homer “Sonny” Watkins. Survivors include her daughter, Tracy Suzanne (Rick) Pietri; son, Jay Larry (Elaine) Odom; her grandchildren, Wesley Ryan (Emily) Pietri, Jordan Richard Pietri, Jonathan Larry Odom and Dylan Preston Odom; brother, Larry Shurlds (Kitty) Watkins, Jr. of Big Sandy, TX. Ann was born in Jackson, MS. on July 27, 1939. She graduated from the University of Southern Miss. with a degree in Music Education and was a Delta Zeta. She married and moved to Mobile, AL., in 1961 and has lived in Mobile ever since. She was a 2nd grade teacher at Orchard Elementary School for 27 years. Ann was a loving Mother and Grandmother. Ann was a longtime member of Spring Hill Baptist Church where she helped establish the Church Music Department. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Radney Funeral Home, Mobile, AL. Graveside Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. at Pine Crest West Cemetery, Mobile, AL.


  • J. Larry Odom, Husband (deceased)
  • Homer Watkins, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Debitha Shurlds Watkins, Mother (deceased)
  • Homer "Sonny" Watkins, Brother (deceased)
  • Tracy Suzanne Pietri (Rick), Daughter & Son-in-law
  • Jay Lary Odom (Elaine), Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Wesley Ryan Pietri (Emily), Grandson
  • Jordan Richard Pietri, Grandson
  • Joathan Larry Odom, Grandson
  • Dylan Preston Odom, Grandson
  • Larry Shurlds Watkins, Jr., (Kitty), Brother


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Carolyn Ann Odom

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Scarlett Bush

December 6, 2019

Mrs. Odom was a very special person. I remember her fondly when we had sleep overs, birthday parties, and just hanging out as a kid. Suzanne you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was very special. Much love, Scarlett

Robin Goldsmith

December 3, 2019

Suzanne, Your mom was so lovely! We will be thinking of you as you go through these next few weeks. Hugs and kisses to all.