Carolyn Sue (Moore) O'Daniel

November 4, 1943 ~ April 4, 2022 (age 78)


Carolyn Sue Moore O’Daniel, age 78 of Athens, passed away Monday, April 4, 2022 at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens.

Carolyn was a native of Paint Rock, TN and longtime resident of McMinn County.  She was the daughter of the late Garrison and Edythe Jones Moore.  She was also preceded by daughter Ronda Boyd and brother Joe Moore.

Carolyn was a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church and was formerly associated with Plastic Industries.

Carolyn loved southern gospel music, working crossword puzzles and birdwatching.  She truly loved her family, church and church family.

Carolyn is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Tommy O’Daniel;

Sons Terry Williams of Dunlap, Jerry Williams of Orange Beach, AL and Michael Williams of Riceville;

Stepdaughter Janet Walton;

Grandchildren Aaron Williams, Jessica Simpson, Sara Williams, Kaylan Ottinger, Lauren Williams, Michael Walton, Joshua Walton, Jala Thornton, Jonah Thornton and Jemaris Thornton;

Great Grandchildren Asher Williams, Scarlett Williams and Ryker Simpson;

Sisters Donna Jenkins (Mike) of Sweetwater and Linda McCrary (Jim) of Etowah;

Brothers Melvin Moore (Glenna) of Kingston and David Moore (Peggy) of Madisonville;

Several Nieces, Nephews, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 PM – 7 PM Thursday, April 7, 2022 at New Hopewell Baptist Church.  A memorial service will follow at 7 PM with Pastor Jimmy Long officiating.

If you cannot attend the memorial service, you can sign the online guest registry at

Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Carolyn Sue Moore O’Daniel.

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April 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
New Hopewell Baptist Church
300 County Road 121
Athens, TN 37303

Memorial Service
April 7, 2022

7:00 PM
New Hopewell Baptist Church
300 County Road 121
Athens, TN 37303

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