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Originally published: 2014-01-02 16:25:37
Last modified: 2014-01-03 11:19:10

Oscar Dean Cornette

Oscar Dean "Bud" Cornette, 77, of 230 Bentley Road, Sugar Grove, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mr. Cornette was born July 1, 1935, in Watauga County, a son of the late Marion Columbus Cornette and Ida Dotson Cornette. He was a retired heavy machine operator for Vulcan Materials.

Mr. Cornette is survived by his wife, Eloise Hodges Cornette of the home; three daughters, Beckie Taylor and husband, Dale, of Port Orange, Fla., Jackie Tesh and husband, Mike, of Sugar Grove, and Karen Broome and husband, John, of Wilkesboro; one granddaughter, Nicole Tesh of Virginia; three grandsons, Chad Taylor and wife, Tara, of Port Orange, Kinston Broome of Wilkesboro, and Daniel Tesh of Jacksonville; five great-grandchildren, Kaley Jo Taylor, Gage Taylor, Anthony Tesh, Abigail Tesh, and Ivan Tesh; and one sister, Ruth Isaacs and husband, Kenneth, of Boone.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Russell Cornette.

Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Dean "Bud" Cornette will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state at the chapel from 1 to 2 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Gordon Noble. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted.

Online condolences may be sent to the Cornette family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.