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Originally published: 2012-08-30 11:08:20
Last modified: 2012-08-30 11:08:20

Mildred Stevens Cornett

Mildred Stevens Cornett, 89, of Roby Cornett Rd., Vilas, passed peacefully Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at Abbot's Creek Care and Rehabilitation Center in Lexington. Born August 27, 1923, in Todd, she was a daughter of Wesley Olen and Mammie Pennell Stevens. Mrs. Cornett was a member of Mountain Dale Baptist Church. She enjoyed planting and tending her garden, berry picking, and canning her fruits and vegetables.

Mrs. Cornett is survived by three children, Gail Beasley of Lexington, Dale Cornett and wife, Brenda, of Boone, and Dean Cornett of Vilas; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Naomi Isaacs and husband, Earl, of Vilas; and two brothers, Irvin Stevens and wife, Sylvia, and Wesley Stevens and wife, Johnsie, all of Zionville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Orville Homer and Delmar Ray Cornett; and two sisters, Artruda Wagner and Virginia Lewis.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2012, at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Nathan Ward. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Mountain Dale Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers are appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the family.

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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cornett family.