Obituary for Sylvia Alice O’Dell Lanier

Obituary for Sylvia Alice O’Dell Lanier

Sylvia Alice O’Dell Lanier, age 91 of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Born December 7, 1929 in Hiwassee she was the daughter of the late Irvin O’Dell & Pearl Duncan O’Dell.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ashley Lanier; her grandparents that raised her, Geneva & Henry O’Dell (Ma and Pa); second mother, Annie O’Dell, & siblings, Randolph O’Dell, Eloise O’Dell, Gary Wayne O’Dell and brother-in-law, John Earl Hayes.

She was a member of the New River Primitive Baptist Church, Hiwassee

She is survived by her 

Daughter – Pam & Chris Coplan – Richmond

Granddaughter – Jennifer Coplan-Richmond

Brothers –           Cletis & Pat O’Dell – Draper

Kenneth O’Dell – Raleigh, NC

Sister – Geraldine Hayes – Dublin

Sister-in-law – Nancy O’Dell – Hiwassee

Brother-in-law – Randy O’Dell – Dublin

Numerous nieces and nephews

Loving and kind neighbors

 Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski Interment will follow at the O’Dell-Moore Cemetery, Hiwassee.

The family will receive friends between 5:00-7:00 PM   Saturday evening at Bower Funeral Home.

To sign Sylvia’s online guestbook, please visit

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