Vennia Eggers Cornett, 92, of 1178 Eggers Branch Road,
Trade, TN, passed away on Wednesday evening, November 18,
2009, and went home to meet her Lord and Saviour from the
Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton, TN.
Mrs. Cornett was a member of Mountain City Church of
Christ. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, canning, sewing,
enjoyed Hardee’s morning crowds.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Charlotte
Jenkins; her parents, Millard and Nelia Main Eggers; four
sisters, Alice Bumgardner, Inez Miller, Lola Wilson, and
Mae Cornett; two brothers, Taft Eggers and Stacy Eggers.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Cornett, of 63 years;
two sons, Douglas Cornett and wife Deborah, Mountain City,
TN, and Dennis Cornett and wife Lea, of Hampton, TN; one
brother, Millard Eggers Jr., of PA; seven grandchildren,
Billy Jack Jenkins, Mountain City, TN, Michelle Whisman
and Michael Jenkins, of Kennett Square, PA, Lee Cornett
and Justin Cornett, of Mountain City, TN, Derek Cornett,
Bluff City, TN, and Tony Payne Elizabethton, TN; eleven
great-grandchildren, Amanda Whisman, Brandon Whisman,
Heath Jenkins, Jessie Jenkins, Kaleb Lee Cornett, Lindsey
Grace Cornett, Andrew Josiah Cornett, Steven Cornett,
Abigail Grace Cornett, Taylor Brook Payne, and Ashley
Grace Payne; one great-great grandchild, Alexander
Jenkins; and special friends, Pauline Cornett, Pearl
Thomas, and Ann Dowell.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m.,
prior to the funeral service.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vennia Cornett will be held at
2 p.m., on Saturday, November 21, 2009, from the East Side
Memory Chapel of the Hux-Lipford-Teague Funeral Home with
Reverend Derek Cornett and Reverend Tommy Johnson to
officiate. Pallbearers will be Billy Jack Jenkins, Michael
Jenkins, Lee Cornett, Heath Jenkins, Jessie Jenkins,
Justin Cornett, Derek Cornett, Tony Payne, and Kaleb
Cornett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Cornett, Mike
Cornett, and Randy Cornett.
Graveside services and interment will follow at the Reece
Cemetery in Trade, TN.
The family will receive friends at the residence 1178
Eggers Branch Road of Trade, TN, at anytime.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Reece Cemetery
in care of: Robert (Buddy) Wills, 903 Harbin Hill Road,
Mountain City, TN 37683.
Online condolences may be sent to and viewed through our
Hux-Lipford-Teague Funeral Home and Cremation Services of
Mountain City, TN, is honored to be serving the family of
Mrs. Vennia Eggers Cornett.