Charles James Odell, 81 of Tillar, passed away January 1, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Harvey, Arkansas on August 25, 1932 and was the son of the late W.F. and Ester Austin Odell. He lived in Tillar since 1959, where he built and owned his own welding shop. He was a veteran and a retired self employed welder.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Patricia Odell and brothers, Luther W. Odell and Floyd Ray Odell.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Odell; daughter, Sherry Odell Hawkins; grandchildren, Tommy Hawkins, Angela Henthorne, and Kevin Hawkins; great-grandchildren, Austin Henthorne, Audra Pesina, Megan Hawkins, Josh Hawkins, Jasmine Hawkins, Jessica Hawkins and great-great grandchildren, Zeke Pesina and Addy Hawkins.
Visitation will be January 2 from 5 p.m.until 7 p.m. at Griffin-Culpepper Funeral Service at McGehee. Graveside services will be January 3 at 2 p.m., at Watson Cemetery in Watson. Rev. Frankie Hawkins will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice of Monticello, 224 Highway 425 S, Monticello, AR 71655.