I've been up running fine on both stock, and I went back to TWRP and Synergy ROM which is running after many reboots without issue. Not one freeze up at Samsung logo through a few reloads of stock and couple ROM flashes. For some reason the Odin stock restore, on first boot after completion, will hang at Verizon screen. But a battery pull and another boot and it goes into Android updating mode and eventually brings me to stock config as expected.
I can't thank enough for the help here. I thought I was gonna hafta do the walk of shame with Verizon. Very much appreciated!!!