Dateline: September 22, 2005
Funeral services for
Lonnie Odell “Bill” Cornell, age 79, were held at 10:00 a.m. on
Saturday, September 17, 2005, in the First United Methodist Church in
Clarendon with Rev. Bryan Knowles, Pastor of the Community Fellowship
Church in Clarendon officiating. Burial
was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of
Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.
Mr. Cornell died
Wednesday, September 14, 2005, in Amarillo.
He was born September 20, 1925, in Paducah, Texas, and was a former
long-time resident of Clarendon. He
had lived in Midland for several years before moving to Memphis
approximately 25 years ago. He
was a law enforcement officer most of his life before his retirement and
was a member of the Texas Sheriffs Association.
He was a member of the Clarendon Order of the Eastern Star Chapter
6 and was a Methodist.
Survivors include two
daughters, Carol Waldrop and husband Tommy of Shamrock and Dianne Brunson
and husband David of Muleshoe; one brother, C.W. “Dude” Cornell of
Clarendon; three sisters, Erma Franks of Tulia, Wanda Campbell of Liberal,
Kansas, and Lorene Kirkland of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Colby and
Crystal Waldrop of Ackerly; Jade and Zak Cottrell of Albuquerque, New
Mexico; Derek Brunson of Lubbock; and Dustin Brunson of Lubbock; and three
great grandchildren, Grayson Waldrop of Ackerly and Britton and Jace
Cottrell of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Casket bearers were
Tommy Waldrop, David Brunson, Colby Waldrop, Derek Brunson, and Bill
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