Ody Mulvany (also spelled as Mulvaney) served with Company C, 117th Infantry at Camp Sevier in South Carolina. He died at the Base Hospital of Bronchial Asthma at the age of 19.
Private Mulvaney was reported to be the first Knoxville soldier who died in Camp Sevier since the 117th Infantry’s arrival in September of 1917. Other deaths had been reported but Ody was the first from Knox County.
Ody Mulvaney was the son of James Mulvaney who died in 1910 and Lizie Burnett Mulvaney who died in 1916. He was survived by one sister, Mrs. Angie Burnett, of South Knoxville and one brother, Arthur Burnett who was in the United States Navy.
Ody enlisted in the Army in November 1917 and was connected with the U.S. River Improvement Corps on the Tennessee River.
He was returned to Knoxville from Camp Sevier and buried at Stoney Point Cemetery also known as Dailey Cemetery.