Mr. James Edmond O’Dillon, 94, died Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Cornelia O’Dillon. November 24, 1970
He was a native and life-long resident of Oconee County. He was superintendent of the Bishop Methodist Church Sunday School for 27 years and a steward for 40 years. He was an associate Oconee County commissioner for 12 years, served on the Bishop school board and on the Bishop council. He was a retired hardware merchant.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Guy Malcolm and Mrs. Clair Willingham, both of Macon, and Miss Louise O’Dillon of Bishop; son J. Marvin O’Dillon of Tennille; grandson, J. Marvin O’Dillon of Macon; four great-grand-children: and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bishop United Methodist Church. Official will be the Rev. Robert Shook. The Rev. Henry Walker and the Rev. J. S. Hayes. Burial will be in the Bishop Cemetery.
Pallbears will be C. Mell Bell, E. T. Hardigree, R. E. Branch Jr., H. M. Kenimer, H. L. Hardigree, Weymon Turnbull, John C. Anthony and Woodrow Turnbull. Honorary pallbearers will be Mayor C. H. Bray, S. H. Adair, H. S. Turnbull, A. H. Thomas, Odell Miller, B. A. Thomas, H. K. Thomas, Bob Porter, Speck Downs, Eddie Moon, S. B. Harper, Rev. R. O. Few, J. S. Foster, Victor Kenimer, W. F. Wells, Willard Kilpatrick, Ned N. Malcolm and Ralph Green.
The body will lie in state at the church for an hour prior to the service.
McDorman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Athens Banner Herald, Athens, Georgia, Wednesday, November 25, 1970