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ODOM, LAVADA TAYLOR Lavada Taylor Odom died at her home in Jackson on Sunday, April 30, 2006, at 1:15 p.m. She was 90 and a native of Iuka, MS in Tishomingo County. She was a retired cook with East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, with more than 10 years of service. Visiting at Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., Zachary, on Tuesday, May 2, from 1 p.m. until service at 3 p.m. in Second Baptist Church Cemetery in Jackson. She is survived by daughter, Betty Odom Metz and her husband, Jesse W. "Sonny" Metz, of Jackson; sister, Sue Powell of St. Francisville; brothers, Nelson Taylor of Tylertown, MS, James Taylor of Dallas, Wilton and Bobby Taylor, both of McComb, MS; and Billy Taylor of Ashland, OR; three grandchildren, Deanne H. Mills and husband Keith, Jesse W. "Willie" Metz, Jr., and wife Candace, and David D. Hill, all of Jackson; and brother, A. C. Taylor. Pallbearers include Willie Metz, David Hill, Keith Mills, Dwight Hill, Mark Anders and Matt Leggett. She was a member of Jackson First Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Hospice, 8923 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 or First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 155, Jackson, LA 70748.
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