The Washington Times-Herald

June 27, 2013

Earl Cornelius

June 19, 1923 - June 17, 2013


Washington Times-Herald

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Former Daviess County resident Earl Kenneth Cornelius, 89, passed away June 17 in Auburndale. He was born June 19, 1923, to Oliver and Goldie (Banks) Cornelius. He was a 1941 Washington High School graduate. On Dec. 24, 1943, he married Georgia Gretna Burress and she survives. He was a farmer and had also worked at Crane and Hoefling’s. Local survivors include a son, Edward and wife Sharon Cornelius; grandchildren, Amanda and Brandon Henry and Eddie and Clarrisa Cornelius; great-grandchildren, Aiden Henry, Emmah Henry, Chloe Cornelius, Brookelynn Cornelius and Makenlee Henry; and a sister, Doris and husband Robert Hawkins of Odon. A son, Daniel, and brothers Melvin and Bill, are deceased. A memorial service was held June 22 in Auburndale at Havendale Christian Church, where he was a member. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, FL 33823 or Havendale Christian Church, 3900 Lake Blue Drive NW, Auburndale, FL 33823. Cards may be sent to Gretna at Gretna Cornelius, 174 Bonnie Drive, Auburndale, FL 33823