Obituary for Debra Lynn Donithan O’Dell

Debra Lynn Donithan O’Dell, age 60 of Rockbridge County and formerly of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at the Raleigh Court Health & Rehab Center, Roanoke. Born May 13, 1961 in Pulaski she was the daughter of the late Vance Elmo Donithan & Dorothy Ann Murphy Donithan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James Allen O’Dell, brothers, David, Wayne and Gary Donithan.

She is survived by her

Children – Kristin Gullion & husband, Jason – Rural Retreat, Jami O’Dell & boyfriend, JD Sykes – Saltville, VA, Travis O’Dell – Natural Bridge, VA

GrandchildrenAustin, Damian, Jason, Eric, Ashton, Colt, Lukas, Stella-Anne and expecting Joclyn

Sisters – Brenda Bennett – Saltville, Linda Simpson – Snowville

Many Loved nieces, nephews, cousins and special in-laws

Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM – Monday, September 6, 2021 at the Bower Funeral Home – Chapel, Pulaski. Interment will follow at the O’Dell-Moore Cemetery, Snowville.

The family will receive friends one hour before service time Monday at the Funeral Home.

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