Obituary for Dorothy Mae Simpkins O’Dell

Obituary for Dorothy Mae Simpkins O’Dell

Dorothy Mae Simpkins O’Dell, age 85 of Hiwassee passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at her daughter’s home. Born August 19, 1935 in Pulaski County she was the daughter of the late General Pryor Simpkins and Opal Mae Shelton Simpkins. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Tommy William O’Dell, sister, Nancy Simpkins Arnold and brothers, Early and Elgean Simpkins.

She is survived by her 


Tommy Michael (Carolyn) O’Dell – Hiwassee

Donna Sue (Lawrence) O’Dell Hoffman – Max Meadows


Michael Patrick O’Dell

Eric Lee Hagee

Steven Eric Hagee

Stephanie Ann Hagee

Great Grandchildren

Morgan Victoria Lindsey

Jordan Cole O’Dell

Braydon Shane O’Dell

James Dillon O’Dell

Thomas Edward O’Dell


Leon Simpkins – Thaxton, VA

Trent (Debra) Simpkins – Bland, VA


Phillip O’Dell

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM – Friday, April 16, 2021 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Jason Aker officiating. Interment will follow at the O’Dell-Moore Cemetery in Hiwassee.

The family will receive friends between 5:00-7:00 PM – Thursday evening at the Funeral Home.

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