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Mary Lou Cornwell, 100, of Marble died Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Murphy Medical Center. She was a native of Polk County, TN, but had lived in Cherokee County most of her life. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Marble Springs Baptist Church.


She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Lucy Smith Chastain and the wife of the late A.G. “Doc” Cornwell, who died May 28, 1967. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Jackie McMillian and Billy Cornwell.


Surviving are a daughter, Susie Cornwell of Marble; a son, Bobby Cornwell of Marble; and 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren.


A graveside service was held at 2:00 PM Monday, September 30 in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Matthew Mull officiating.  Pallbearers were Robbie Parker, Jeff and Timothy McCoy, Paul Roberson, Donnie Simonds, Cody Lance, and Michael Taylor. Honorary pallbearers were Stanley Taylor, Robert Branham, and Tim Harrell.


The family received friends from 12-1:30 Monday afternoon at the Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.


Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy in charge of all arrangements. 

#1 Butch and Betty Bal 2013-10-22 15:30
To the Family of "Granny", Mary Lou Cornwell:
Granny was a very special and precious Lady. She always carried herself with such Grace. She was a pleasure to have known and we will miss her. She is most definitely now "In The Arms Of The Angels!" A Rose on earth for sure.
Our Son, Brian had a wonderful friend in Granny Cornwell. We never saw him without the mention of her and her wisdom of Life. Always remember the Wonderful Memories of Granny and the Love she had for everyone. Now she can go "Rest High On That Mountain"!
Butch and Betty Ball
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