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Novella Jean Cornelison

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

Novella Cornelison, daughter of the late Scott Craft and Carrie Trammell Craft, was born on March 31, 1931, in Lavelle and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at the age of 72.

Mrs. Cornelison was a member of the General Baptist Church in Bernie and a resident of Bernie.

She was united in marriage to Alva Elvis Cornelison on Jan. 16, 1959, in Bernie, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 2001.

Other survivors include two sons, William Craft of Tonopah, Ariz., and Scott Cornelison of Dexter; one brother, Dennis Craft of Cape Girardeau; and three sisters, Lula Middleton of Radcliff, Ky., Junita Gibson of St. Francis, Ark., and Nell Brown of Bernie; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Jean Ayers.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Arvil Edmonds officiating.

Interment followed in the Bernie Cemetery.

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