Eula Mae Odom, 78, of Hendersonville, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Pardee Memorial Hospital. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Fannie McCarson Corn, and the wife of the late Jim Odom and Fred Stepp, Jr. She retired from Berkekey Mills after twenty-five years of service. She was a member of Balfour Baptist Church, and was active in local civic activities. She was a gifted artist and pianist, and will be remembered as a most loving and devoted mother. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry and Dewey Corn, and two sisters, Edith Case and Edna Corn.
Survivors include a son, Bruce Stepp of Hendersonville; a daughter, Barbara Crawford and her husband Jim of Hendersonville; two brothers, Arthur Corn and his wife Mattie of East Flat Rock, Walter Corn and his wife Kitty of Arden; a sister, Jewel Brooks of Hendersonville; two step granddaughters, Jessica Vernold, Erin Crawford, both of Bradenton, FL; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday at Balfour Baptist Church. Revs. Travis Harrison and Joe Mullins will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12 noon to 2 pm prior to the service in the church, and at other times will be at the home of Joy Brooks. Interment will be private. Memorials may be made to Balfour Baptist Church, 2502 Asheville Hwy., Hendersonville, NC 28791.
Dear Jewel, Barbara, Bruce and all of Eula’s family…we were so saddened to read of her passing and pray that the Lord will comfort you and give you strength now, and for the days ahead. We will always remember her smiling face and laughter.
Dear Barbara and Bruce, I just read with sorrow your Mother’s obituary on April 1.
We worked together at the Chicken Shack in the late 1960’s. Eula always had a smile and kind word. May God comfort all your family and bless you in the days ahead. Love and Prayers, Linda Wilson Justus and Sam
Our greatest condolences too Bruce, Barbara, Jewell and your extended family. She was a Great Lady and will be missed dearly.
Texie Bradley and children
May the lord give you all the strenghth that you need at this time.She will be greatly missed.We will see her again in heaven.We will be in prayer for you all.
Jewel, Barbara, and Bruce,
Once again, you are in my prayers and thoughts. Eula Mae was a friend to all who knew her.
With love and sympathy,
Bruce and Barbara,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We love you.
Dwight and Gail
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family, I will always remember her kind and gentle ways.
A special person is in heaven with a bright smile.