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Novella Cornelison

Tuesday, November 4, 2003

BERNIE, Mo. -- Novella Cornelison, 72, of Bernie died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

She was born March 31, 1931, in LaValle, Mo., daughter of Scott and Carrie Trammell Craft. She and Alva Elvis Cornelison were married Jan. 16, 1959, at Bernie. He died Aug. 1, 2001.

Cornelison was a member of General Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, William Craft of Tonopah, Ariz., Scott Cornelison of Dexter; a brother, Dennis Craft of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Lula Middleton of Radcliff, Ky., Junita Gibson of St. Francis, Ark., Nell Brown of Bernie; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, with the Rev. Arvil Edmonds officiating. Burial will be in Bernie Cemetery.