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Ware Shoals in Laurens County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Western Laurens Volunteer Fire Department

 
 
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By Brian Scott, September 5, 2009
1. Western Laruens Volunteer Fire Department Marker
Inscription.
The land for this building is donated to Western Laurens County Fire District by Joseph Edwin and Francis P. O'Dell as a memorial to their son Simuel Dennis O'Dell, one of the original Western Laurens County firemen.
Born August 31, 1951 -- Died April 15, 1993.

 
Location. 34° 23.183′ N, 82° 10.967′ W. Marker is in Ware Shoals, South Carolina, in Laurens County. Marker is on Indian Mound Road north of Brissy Rock Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ware Shoals SC 29692, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martin's Store (approx. 1.2 miles away); The William T. Jones, III Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); Irvin Pitts Park / Ware Shoals (approx. 3.4 miles away); Marion P. Carnell Bridge (approx. 3.5 miles away); Good Hope Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Benjamin DeWitt Riegel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Ware Shoals Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.7 miles away); Lindley's Fort / Jonathan Downs (approx. 6.4 miles away); Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Old Cokesbury and Masonic Female College and Conference School (approx. 7.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ware Shoals.
 
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Western Laruens Volunteer Fire Department image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 5, 2009
2. Western Laruens Volunteer Fire Department

1. Obituary for Edwin O'Dell
The Greenville News
September 20, 2007

Joseph Edwin O'Dell, 82, husband of Frances Puckett O'Dell of 10822 Indian Mound Road, died September 18, 2007 at Hospice House in Greenwood.

He was born in Laurens County, a son of the late Arthur and Sallie Mae Brissey O'Dell. He was a self-employed plumber and farmer and was a member of Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church. He served in World War II in the Army Air Corps.

Surviving besides his wife of the home are a daughter, Barbara O. Collins of Ware Shoals; a sister, Hilda O. Noland of Waterloo; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren

He was predeceased by his son, Simuel D. O'Dell

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Parker-White Funeral Home.
    — Submitted October 4, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

2. Obituary for Francis P. O'Dell
The Greenville News
December 8, 2007

Frances Puckett O'Dell, 76, of 10822 Indian Mound Road, widow of Joseph Edwin O'Dell died Sunday at the Hospice House in Greenwood.

Born in Anderson County, she was a daughter of the late I.B. Puckett and Bessie C. Rowe. She was a member of Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Barbara O. Collins of Ware Shoals; one brother, Herman Nolan of Ware Shoals; one sister, Pearl Muegge of Warner Robins, Ga.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Simuel D. O'Dell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Parker-White Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Mt. Gallagher Baptist Church, 11828 Indian Mound Rd., Ware Shoals, SC 29692 or to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.
    — Submitted October 4, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

 
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