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Oddie "Audie" Lee McCollum

December 31, 1946 ~ July 12, 2019 (age 72)

Oddie “Audie” Lee McCollum, 72 died on July 12, 2019.  Audie was born December 31, 1946 to the late Clovis McCollum and Aline Anderson McCollum.  Born in Cleveland, MS, Audie served his country with the U.S. Army stationed in Germany during the Vietnam Conflict.  He was a custodian employed by New Albany Middle School at the time of his retirement.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, and searching for arrowheads. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

A service celebrating his life will be held at 2 PM Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Rocky McCollum officiating.  Private burial will be at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Pontotoc, MS.  Visitation will be from 3PM – 6 PM, Sunday (today) and from 1 PM - service time Monday at the Okolona Chapel.  Condolences to the family may be posted at

Audie is survived by his son, John Franklin McCollum (Kelly) of Okolona; daughter Kristina Vinson (Timothy) of Houlka; five grandchildren, Brittany Stage (Jonathan), Matthew McCollum, Christopher Vinson, Tyler Vinson, and Earl Vinson; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Stage and Jaelah McCollum; and one brother, Frankie McCollum (Wanda) of New Albany, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Tom Lomtangie, Jerry Lomtangie, Drew Chapman, Davis Chapman, Ricky McCollum and Pat Jordan.  Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron McCollum and Reid Chapman.

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