of Kensett, AR
November 1, 1928 - April 23, 2022
Odell Smith Morgan, 93, passed away on April 23,2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis. She was born on November 1, 1928, in Harrisburg, AR.Odell was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved life, family, friends, gardening, and all things artistic.Time spent with family meant the world to Odell. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren provided constant pleasure and she loved them dearly.Odell attended the University of Arkansas and later in life enjoyed a career in nursing. She attended art classes and continued to garden until she was 89.Odell was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 74 years, Ben J. Morgan, and her parents Ruth and John L Smith of Harrisburg, AR. She is survived by her daughter, Renee Pembroke and son Darrell Morgan (Tina). Six grandchildren, Bentley Pembroke (Kristen), Morgan Cooley, Sophie Cooley, Ashley Morgan, Amber Herring (Clint) and Doug Carmical. Two great grand-children, Kai Cooley and Bentley Pembroke.We want to thank her wonderful caregivers, especially Elaine Berry and Cheryl Dyer for their devoted care and kindness.Services will be on Friday, April 29, 2022 with Visitation at 10:00AM and Funeral at 11:00AM at Roller-Daniel Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at White County Memorial Gardens, Searcy.
Just recently learned of Odell’s death. Loved working with her on Station 4 for several years. Praying for her family.
I was sad to see the passing of Odell. I am a registered nurse at Unity Health and have been there for 32 years. When I was a brand new graduate ( 1990) Odell was instrumental in helping me find my way. I learned so much from her and have such fond memories. My first child was born in 1993 & when Odell went to New York she brought my daughter a little gift from FAO Schwarz. 🤍A funny memory I have is early one morning Odell and I were making our morning rounds on station 4. She had forgotten to put her skirt on and only had on white hose and a slip. I said “Odell, you have a slip on” she said “of course I do! I always wear a slip!” I said “no.. I mean, that’s all you have on!” She was horrified and ran to the nearest bathroom. I can’t tell you how she got her skirt, all I know is that memory continues to bring a smile to my face. I am sorry for your loss. She was kind to me and I wanted you to know.Kim Mathews