William Odell "Poodie" Rose
(December 21, 1958 - October 2, 2000)

RICHMOND, VA – William Odell Rose, 41, of 6717 Amster Road, Richmond, VA, died at 10 a.m. Monday at Johnston-Willis Medical Center, Richmond, VA.

He was born Dec. 21, 1958 at Waynesboro, VA, the son of Alfred Odell and Faye (Jones) Rose.

He was a former member of Union Baptist Church, East Main Street, Waynesboro, VA. He was a graduate of Waynesboro High School and Hampton University. He was employed by the Ombudsman Service Unit in Richmond, VA as a human rights advocate senior.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Jeffrey Alan Rose and his wife, the Rev. Elaine Rose of Staunton, VA; four uncles, four aunts, three nephews, two special friends, Gladys Cook and Ben Boozer, and other relatives.

[The News Leader – Staunton, Virginia – Wednesday October 4, 2000 – Page 2]