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Willis Colson

November 29, 1929 — February 1, 2009

Rev. Odell Colson
Rev. Odell Colson, 80, Murray, died Monday, Feb. 1, 2009, at 7:50 a.m. at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He was serving as the current pastor of Flint Baptist Church and was a former pastor of New Providence Baptist Church.
Born Nov. 29, 1928, he was the son of the late Starkie Colson Sr. and Obera Outland Colson, Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Starkie Clyde Colson Jr. and Strakie Clyve Colson (twins), Wallis Rudell Colson, (twin), and Aaron Colson.
Survivors include his wife, Willa Colson; three daughters, Sharon Shaw and husband, Paul, and Ginger Norsworthy and husband, David, all of Murray, and Luana Barbes and husband, Ed, Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, W.C. Colson and wife, Martha, Paducah; one sister, Diane Bucy and husband, Howard, Murray; five grandchildren, Tony Childress and Brent Norsworthy, Murray, Deanna Childress, Benton, Bradley Norsworthy, Brandenburg, and Cole Barber, Atlanta, Ga.; two stepgrandchildren, Daniel and Nicole Shaw, Murray; three great-grandchildren, Matthew and Morgan Childress, Murray, and Jakob Norsworthy, Brandenburg.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Churchill-Imes Family Funeral Home. Bro. Bill Miller and Bro. Ricky Cunningham will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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