Dateline: February 19, 2004
Services for Nell Drake Cornell,
age 74, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2004, in the First
United Methodist Church in Clarendon with Rev. James Ivey Edwards, Pastor,
officiating. Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the
direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Cornell was born October 14, 1929, in Plainview, and was a
Clarendon resident most of her life except from 1972 until 1992 when she
lived in Midland. She married Lonnie Cornell on March 27, 1948. She
graduated from Clarendon High School in 1947, where she was a cheerleader
and a member of the Lady Broncho basketball team.
worked in the school tax office from 1962 until 1972, when she moved to
Midland where she was employed in the County tax office from 1972 until
her retirement in 1992. She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church in Clarendon.
Cornell was preceded in death by her parents, George Dewey Drake and Arah
Omega Phillips Drake; a sister, Martha Drake; and a granddaughter, Nicole
include two daughters, Carol Waldrop and husband Tommy of Shamrock and
Dianne Brunson and husband David of Muleshoe; one brother, Kenneth Drake
and wife Mary of Louisville, Texas; four sisters: Bonnie Crawford and
husband F.G. of Amarillo; Ruth Jackson of Amarillo; Janice Washington and
husband J.C. of Williamsburg, New Mexico; and Sandra Patrick and husband
David of Seagoville, Texas; six grandchildren: Colby and Crystal Waldrop
of Ackerly, Texas; Jade and Zak Cottrell of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Derek
and Dustin Brunson of Lubbock; one great grandson, Grayson Ray Waldrop of
Ackerly; and many nieces and nephews.
family requests that memorials be to the Clarendon Senior Citizens
Association or The First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.
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