Roy Carl Odom, November 10, 1942 - August 23, 2008, entered into eternal life at age 65. He was at Emory University Hospital fighting Leukemia. Carl spent his young years through high school in Cairo, GA. He retired from ChoicePoint after a long distinguished career. He was living in Perry, FL, and Valdosta, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Elmira (Agner) Odom and a brother, Conrad Odom. He leaves behind his wife, Emelynn Carlisle Odom of Valdosta, GA; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Steve Browning of Hahira, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Kellie Odom of Thomasville, GA; sisters-in-law, Betty Odom of Tallahassee, FL, Laurie Conradi of Thomasville, GA; six grandchildren whom he loved and shared many good times, Benjamin, Lindsey and Brooks Browning all of Hahira, GA, Lake, Carson and Lawson Odom all of Thomasville, GA; three aunts, Doris Lewis of Perry, FL, Laura Felder of Dowling Park, FL, Naomi Driggus of Perry, FL; cousin, Lucille Burch of Perry, FL; four wonderful nephews; many fun first cousins; and good, good friends. We all feel his absence from this earth but we rejoice that he is in our Father's presence. Services were held at The Norcross First United Methodist Church Chapel on Beaver Ruin Rd. in Norcross, GA, where he was a member, on Monday, August 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. He will lay in peace at the chapel from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Family visitation will be after the service. Graveside services will be held at Riverside Memorial Gardens on North Valdosta Rd., Valdosta, GA, at 4:00 p. m., Tuesday, August 26, 2008. Please make contributions to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. Express online condolences at www.crowellbrothers.com. Crowell Brothers Funeral Home, Norcross, GA 770-448-5757.