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Alta Mildred Winstead

Friday, June 29, 2007

Alta Mildred Winstead, daughter of the late Joseph Verni Cornelison and Gertrude Lemons Cornelison, was born on June 5, 1915, at Bloomfield and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, June 28, 2007, at the age of 92.

She was united in marriage to Louie Cleburne Winstead on Oct. 28, 1933, at Cardwell. He preceded his wife in death on Sept. 2, 1992.

Mrs. Winstead was a homemaker, a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Bernie, and she taught Sunday School for many years at Northside and also at Essex First Baptist. She was a resident of Bernie.

Survivors include two sons, Louie G. Winstead of Villa Rica, Ga., and Ronnie G. Winstead of Jackson; three daughters, Willa Dean Wicker of Cahokia, Ill., Phyllis June Ray of Brentwood, Tenn., and Rose Mary Beacham of Puxico; one brother, Vernon Cornelison of Steele; one sister, Minnie Lee Hurley of Steele; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death, other than by her parents and her husband, by two sons, Ted L. Winstead and Jimmy Winstead; three brothers, Alva Cornelison, Herbert Cornelison and J.V. Cornelison.

Visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2007, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.

Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2007, in the Rainey-Mathis Chapel with Rev. O.H. Brooks and Rev. Tim Ingle officiating.

Interment followed in the Bernie Cemetery.