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 Odecie “Dece” <I>Sharp</I> Sorrell

Odecie “Dece” Sharp Sorrell

White Plains, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Death 11 Aug 1938 (aged 60)
White Plains, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Burial Penton, Chambers County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 13396222 · View Source
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All information added by Hank Rogers:

Dece didn't have a middle name. She was nicknamed after her father, D. C. Sharp, and that's how you pronounce it (dee see). When she was a baby everyone said she looked just like her Daddy so they started calling her "Little D. C." or "Dece."

She lived within 3 miles of the location she was born her entire life.

Married 12/03/1899 in Chambers Co., AL to Rufus A. Sorrell.

Their issue:

1. Horald Hugo Sorrell
2. Theron Theodore Sorrell
3. Gladys Sharp Sorrell
4. Cliant Rae Sorrell
5. Curtis Worth Sorrell
6. Rufus Glenn Sorrell
7. Rubie Joy Sorrell
8. O. D. Sorrell
9. Henry Lewis Sorrell
10. Engman Riley Sorrell
11. Jack Eliot Sorrell
12. Katheryne Le Merle Sorrell
"The LaFayette Sun" - August 17, 1938:

Mrs. Odecie Sorrell Is Buried at Penton, 12th.

Mrs. Odecie Sorrell, age 60 years, wife of R. A. Sorrell, one of the county's best known citizens of the White Plains community, passed away at the home last Thursday morning at 5:30 o'clock following an illness of several months.

Mrs. Sorrell was a member of the well-known and respected Sharpe family of Chambers County, a life-long resident of the White Plains community and a woman who had devoted a useful sixty years to her family and community. She was a member of the Penton Church of God, and it was in the soils adjacent the church that she returned to earth last Friday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. J. L. Mitchell and Rev. J. L. Duffee were the officiating ministers.

Surviving are a husband, R. A. Sorrell, White Plains; ten children, Harold, Rae, Curtis, Glenn, O. D. and Lewis Sorrell, Lanett; Ruby, Jack, LeMerle and Engman Sorrell, all of Buffalo. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Charles Sharpe, Roanoke; Mrs. R. M. Jackson, Fort Payne; Hershel Sharpe, Mrs. B. B. Benton and Mrs. B. E. Earle, Buffalo.

Pallbearers were the eight sons of the deceased. Interment was in the family burying plot at Penton, with J. E. Cutler in charge of funeral arrangements.

Corrections: Hershel should be Hershal & Sharpe should be Sharp.





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 13396222
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Odecie “Dece” Sharp Sorrell (6 Mar 1878–11 Aug 1938), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13396222, citing Penton Church of God Cemetery, Penton, Chambers County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Churchwell (contributor 46607715) .