Mac O'Dell aka Odell McLeod

Born: May 31, 1916 Roanoke, AL

Died: Jan. 11, 2003

With wife Addie they appeared on WLAC radio in Nashville for many years Wrote songs recorded by Roy Acuff, Flatt & Scruggs, Cowboy Copas and others Wrote numerous other songs for Acuff-Rose including "Sign on the Highway," "Thirty Pieces of Silver," "From the Manger to the Cross," and "Purple Robe." Other compositions included "We Planted Flowers on My Darling's Grave," "That Glory Bound Train," "The Battle of Armegeddon," "Money Won't Buy This Soul of Mine" and "Radio Station S-A-V-E-D."

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Who Mac O'Dell (Odell McLeod)

When January 13, 2003

Where Benton Harbor, MI

What Odell 'Mac' McLeod - Obituary

Odell 'Mac' McLeod - Obituary - January 13, 2003

BENTON HARBOR - Odell "Mac" McLeod, 86, of Benton Harbor died Saturday morning, Jan. 11, 2003, at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, with the family receiving friends beginning at noon at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Sodus, of which he was a member. Cremation has taken place. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor. Memorial donations may be made to Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

Odell was born May 31, 1916, in Roanoke, Ala., to Mattie and Porter McLeod. He was the owner of Odell's Sign Shop and a life member of Lakeshore Masonic Lodge No. 298. Mac was also a local entertainer known as Mac Odell who wrote songs, had a band known as the Silver Threads and was an entertainer on WLAC for seven years in Nashville. In later years, he played a various local nursing homes.

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(b Odell McLeod, 31 May '16, Roanoke AL) Country gospel singer, known as the Old Country Boy. Began on local radio in New Orleans mid-'30s, moved to Nashville and had gospel show on WLAC for many years. Recorded for Mercury '51-6 and Audio Lab '56-62 without much commercial success, though songs like "Banking With My Lord' and "Thirty Pieces Of Silver' gave him a considerable following. LPs incl. Hymns For The Country Folks '63 on Audio Lab, Be On Time and Wild Rose Of The Mountain '77-8 on Folk Variety, Early Radio '81 on Old Homestead.

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