Obituary for Bessie Mae Foutz O’Dell

Bessie Mae Foutz O’Dell, age 87 formerly of Dublin passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 in the Richfield Nursing Center.

Born December 28, 1932 in Bedford, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Warren Lafayett Foutz and Carula Bell Lemons Foutz. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Rudolph O’Dell; one daughter, Kathie Lynn Quesenberry; brothers, James Anthony Foutz, Warren Junior Foutz and Linwood Foutz and sister, Dorothy (Dot) O’Dell.

Mr. and Mrs. O’Dell formed the Max Mountain Gospel Singers in 1955 in Pulaski. They made records and tapes and had a program on WBLB for many years.

She is survived by

Daughter & Son-in-law

Ann & Larry Davidson – Draper


Daniel Kenneth O’Dell – Bland


Larry Kevin Davison

Brent Erik Davidson

Randal Floyd O’Dell

Russell Brady Quesenberry

Amy Lynn Smith

12 Great Grandchildren                1 Great Great Granddaughter


Jean Wilson – Arizona


Danny Quesenberry – Dublin


Brenda Dickerson O’Dell – Pearisburg

Private family graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin with Pastor Michael Blouse officiating.

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Flowers are appreciated and you can also make donations in her memory to the Pulaski County Animal Shelter @ 80 Dublin Park Rd, Dublin, VA 24084.

Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.