October 29, 1902
After a three weeks illness of typhoid fever, Floyd Odom, son of Benjamin F. and Emma, Odom, was called away.
Floyd was the eldest child in the family. He was born in Union Parish, La., on the 27th day of September, 1882, and died at McGee, I. T., August 1, 1902.
A father, mother, grandmother, three sisters and four brothers mourn his loss. Although a young man, excellent traits of character had been developed, as shown by his life. He was a bright, energetic boy, of a pleasant disposition, and he disseminated happiness wherever he went. He had completed a course in telegraphy in Indianola Business College, and was a member of the Woodmen of the World.
Members of the W. O. W. met at the hall and marched to the home of the deceased then led the procession to the McGee cemetery, where the remains were interred under the auspices and with the beautiful ceremony of the lodge.
The family circle is incomplete without him. One head is gone from the garden rosary of home life, but may the bereaved ones see the light of God’s love through the shadow of their afflictions. May the Divine presence help them to realize that “the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”