Elaine O'Dell

Elaine ODell Elaine Lasley ODell, a lifetime resident of Lookout Mountain, Tenn., died Nov. 19, 2013, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marshall Lasley and Augusta Allison Lasley, her husband, John Edward ODell III; her son, John Lasley ODell; and her daughter, Lauren ODell Ling. She is survived by her daughters, Anne ODell Faulk, Betsy ODell (Bill) Scanlan, Kate ODell (Joey) Bailey; and nine grandchildren, Thomas ODell, Cameron ODell, Logan Ling, Hamilton Faulk, Kingsley Brock, John Brock, Kate Brock, Betsy Bailey and Will Bailey; and two great-grandchildren, Malley and Dawson Faulk. Assisting in her care was Francis Martin, who has been a part of the ODell family for almost 65 years. Elaine was a Bright School graduate. She attended Ashley Hall in Charleston, S.C., and graduated from Rosemary Hall in Baltimore, Md. She attended the University of Chattanooga. She was active for four decades in the United States Tennis Association, working for the benefit of junior players. She was the National Womens and Mens RankingChairman as well as the National Juniors RankingChairman for the girls 16's and 18's. She served on the board of directors for the Chattanooga Tennis Foundation from 1995 to 2011. She was past president of the Chattanooga Tennis Foundation from 2009-2011. She was a member of the Chattanooga Junior league as well as a Sunday school teacher at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, where she was a member as well as an E.F.M. graduate and Eucharistic lay minister. Her other hobbies included attending her weekly Enneagram Class at the Church of the Good Shepard for over 10 years. Additional activities included overseeing her blueberry farm in Thomasville, Ga., and playing duplicate bridge with her lifelong friends. The family will receive friends at St. Pauls Episcopal Church from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The burial will be graveside at Forest Hills Cemetery, 4016 Tennessee Ave., at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the Book of Remembrance @ St. Pauls Episcopal Church. Share your memories at www.wannfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center, located at the foot of historic Lookout Mountain, St. Elmo. 821-7551.

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