Allan Gerald Cornett

July 15, 1941 ~ October 25, 2019 (age 78)


Allan Gerald "Jerry" Cornett, age 78 of 1908 Grandview Dr., Sparta, NC; passed away Friday, October 25th, 2019 at his residence.

Jerry was born July 15th, 1941 in Grayson County, Virginia to the late Willie and Okie Pruitt Cornett. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Allan Cornett; a sister, Carol C. Edwards; a niece, Heather Edwards Rutherford: a sister-in-law, Linda Brooks.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley C. Cornett of the home; a son, Jeff Cornett and wife Lesley of Sparta; two daughters: Debbie C. Smith and husband Gerald of Elkin, Susie Duncan and husband Frank of Sparta; five grandchildren: Ashley and Ben Cornett, Jared, Brett, and Jesse Smith: a nephew, Sidney Edwards; three sisters-in-law: Alease Moxley, Louise Edwards, and Beverly Pruitt; brother-in-law, Charles Caudill.

A graveside service to honor the life of Jerry will held 3:00 pm Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in the Stratford Community of Sparta. The Reverends Eddie Foster and Danny Pruitt will officiate and the grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends at the home at your convenience.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery c/o Tom Atwood 1952 US Hwy 221, Sparta, NC 28675 or to the Gideons International PO Box 1891 Sparta, NC 28675.

The family would like to especially thank Wake Forest Hospice and Blue Ridge Cardiology for their excellent care of Jerry.

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Graveside Service
October 27, 2019

3:00 PM
Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
4852 Antioch Church Road
Sparta, NC 28675


Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
1952 US Hwy 221, Sparta NC 28675

Gideon International
PO Box 1891, Sparta NC 28675

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