Studio shots, no. 184: Odessa Creech Lassiter.

Odessa Creech Lassiter (1928-2014).


In the 1930 census of Smithfield, Johnston County: farm laborer Alonza Creech, 49; wife Callie M., 29; and children Gwendolyn, 5, Roger, 4, Hortense, 3, Odessa, 2, and Roland, 7 months.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: farmer Alonza Creech, 57; wife Callie, 37, tobacco factory laborer; and children Alonzo Jr., 15, Roger, 14, Odessa, 12,  Roland, 9, and Doris, 8.

On 29 March 1947, Marcellus Lassiter, 21, son of Roy Lassiter and Addie Woodard Lassiter, married Odessa Creech, 18, daughter of Alonza L. Creech and Callie Mae Horton, at Rev. Fred M. Davis‘ residence at 621 East Green Street, Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Marcellus Lassiter Jr.

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