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 Joseph Algerine “Joe” Odom

Joseph Algerine “Joe” Odom

Birth
Claxton, Evans County, Georgia, USA
Death 2 Nov 1991 (aged 43)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Claxton, Evans County, Georgia, USA
Plot on the right inside the family plot
Memorial ID 9978 · View Source
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Attorney "Joe" Odom was portrayed as the love interest of Nancy Hillis based "Mandy" in the NY Times Bestseller "Midnight In The Garden of Good and Evil". Joe died of complications of AIDS in the Hamilton-Turner House at 330 Abercorn Street in Savannah, GA on November 2, 1991. In real life, there was no romance with Hillis. Clint Eastwood's movie portrayed Hillis' character as being in love with the John Berendt character. Odom is one of the more memorable characters, though, in both the book and the film in spite of poetic license. Joe is buried in the town of Claxton, GA, where he grew up. 56 miles West of Savannah, GA, Claxton is famous for its fruitcakes. Enter Claxton on Hwy 280. Take a left turn at the Texaco Station and when you cross a bridge look for a sign to "Bull Creek Cemetery" on your left. Make this left turn and the road dead ends at the Bull Creek Church. The Odom family plot is immediately behind the church and inside a chain-link fence. (submitted by E. Norton).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9978
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Algerine “Joe” Odom (22 Mar 1948–2 Nov 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9978, citing Bull Creek Cemetery, Claxton, Evans County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .