Edwina Peck Odom

Published 9:04 am Thursday, February 17, 2011

FALLING WATERS, WV – Edwina Peck Odom passed away peacefully at her home in Falling Waters, WV on February 12, 2011.

Mrs. Odom was born in Hancock, MD on November 11, 1914, the second daughter of Austin Craig Peck and Edna Hockenberry Peck.  She moved to Martinsburg, WV in 1929 where she lived until moving to Spring Mills following the death of her husband.  For 58 years she was the loving and devoted wife of Floyd Cornelius Odom, former owner of Martinsburg Granite Works, a business begun by her father.

In her quiet, unassuming way, Mrs. Odom played an active role in community life in Martinsburg.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church for more than 80 years, having served in the her younger years as a choir member, youth leader, and drama director.  She was an active volunteer with the Berkeley County Red Cross, beginning during World War II and continuing until her husband’s illness in the 1980’s.  She worked regularly with the bloodmobile and served as a Red Cross representative to military families.  She was a member of the Junior Civic League and a volunteer at the Old King’s Daughters Hospital.  Mrs. Odom had an avid interest in the Berkeley County Civic Theatre and received recognition for having been instrumental in the Apollo building becoming a part of the Civic Theatre.

Until the last few days of her life, Mrs. Odom had a keen mind and enjoyed reading, music, theatre, and discussing current events and politics.  “Mimi” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was vitally interested in all aspects of their lives and took great pride in their accomplishments.

Mrs. Odom is survived by her only child, daughter, Austine Odom Evans and her husband, Ernest L. Evans of Ahoskie, NC; her granddaughter, Dr. Tina Evans Wood and husband, Dr. William Cleveland Wood, III of Birmingham, AL; her grandson, E. Bradley Evans and wife, Elizabeth Watson Evans of Greenville, NC; and her great-grandchildren, William Meade Evans, Clara Elizabeth Evans, William Cleveland Wood, IV, and Caroline Evans Wood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd C. Odom; and her sister, Winifred Peck Likar.

A memorial service was held Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Brown Funeral Home South Berkeley Chapel in Inwood, WV, with Rev. Rob Hill officiating.  Interment was private in Rosedale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Martinsburg, 220 South Queen Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401 or Hospice of the Panhandle, 122 Waverly Court, Martinsburg, WV 25403.

Online condolences may be offered at www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com.