Barbara 'Jeannie' Cornell
Mrs. Barbara Jean Hayes "Jeannie" Cornell, 67, of Laurel Fork Road, Vilas, passed away Thursday morning, April 26, 2012, at her home.
Born March 15, 1945, in Watauga County, she was a daughter of Mildred Coffey Hayes and the late Blaine Hayes. Mrs. Cornell was employed with Boone Urology for 21 years. She was a lifetime member and organist at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church.
Jeannie is survived by her husband of 49 years, Jerry Cornell; her children, Tommy Cornell and wife, Brenda, of Vilas, Beaver Cornell and wife, Lori, of Mountain City, Tennessee, and Jackie Ward and husband, Sonny, of Vilas; her mother, Mildred Coffey Hayes of Vilas; seven grandchildren, Blaine Cornell of Apex, David Cornell and wife, Marisa, of Vilas, Alisha Cornell of Vilas, Taylor Cornell of Mountain City, Tennessee, Mikaela Cornell of Vilas, Kortney and Wesley Bodenhamer, both of Mountain City, Tennessee; one great-granddaughter, Jovie Cornell of Vilas; and her sister, Joanne Townsend and a special nephew, Justin Townsend, both of Vilas. She was preceded in death by her father, Blaine Hayes and her brother-in-law, Gale Townsend.
Graveside services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012, at Adams Cemetery, officiated by the Rev. Wynn Greer, the Rev. Carl Wilson, the Rev. Ray Greene and the Rev. Melvin Hodges. The family received friends 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to High Country Health Care System/ HOSPICE, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 100-B, Boone, NC 20607.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at the website http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cornell family.