Tifton Gazette


December 2, 2013

Hattie Virginia Cornelius

NASHVILLE — Hattie Virginia Cornelius, 83, of Nashville died Sunday Dec. 1, 2013 at Berrien Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Long Bridge Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Robert Skinner and the Rev. Mike Bennett officiating.  Interment will follow at Long Bridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Lovein Funeral Home.

She was born March 1, 1930 in Sunflower County, Miss. to the late Earl Benjamin Coleman and the late Myrtle Bell Warren.  

She was a homemaker and retired from Nashville Mills in utilities. She was a member of Long Bridge Primitive Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Willie D. Ash and Lacy Chester Cornelius; daughter, Linda Ash Westberry; son: Lacy Cornelius; two grandsons, Ronnie Ash and Butch Cornelius; four brothers and two sisters.

She is survived by two sons, Ed (Sue) Ash of Nashville, and Larry (Carolyn) Cornelius of Dacula; daughter, Sally (Leonard) Shaw of Sylvester; brother, Richard D. Coleman of Ray City; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville is in charge of arrangements.

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