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Marie Homesley O'Donnell

January 11, 1932 ~ October 18, 2020 (age 88)


Ruth Marie Homesley O’Donnell, age 88, of Cherryville, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her daughter’s residence in Charleston, SC. She was born January 11, 1932 in Gaston County to the late Commodore Broughton and Ruth Lineberger Homesley. Marie was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and sewing.  She was an excellent homemaker and loved her family deeply.  


She was preceded in death by her husband, James O’Donnell; and siblings, Barbara Rebecca Homesley, James and Lewis Homesley.


She is survived by her daughters, Terry O’Donnell, and Patty Myers (Jerry); brothers Steven (Cindy), Sonny (Jean), and Larry Homesley (Vicky); sisters, Helen Lamoureux, Shirley Wright, and Joann Minton (Ernie); grandchildren, Jessica, Heather (Jason), Patrick, and Chris (Heather); great grandchildren; Kylie, and Kase Whittington and numerous nieces and nephews.


A guest register for Mrs. O’Donnell will be available from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services, Cherryville.


A private gathering and funeral service will be held Friday, October 23, 2020 beginning at 11:00 AM at Carpenter-Porter Funeral & Cremation Services with Pastor Dale Hendricks officiating. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face coverings and social distancing will be observed.


Burial will be held privately at Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer and Parkinson Society.


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