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Allen Cornett

February 25, 1937 ~ March 7, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Allen Cornett Obituary

Allen Cornett, age 87, of Old US Highway 421, Zionville, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, March 7, 2024.  Born February 25, 1937 in Watauga County, he was a son of Claude and Cindy Swift Cornett.  Allen was a member of New Beginnings Church in Trade, Tennessee.  He considered himself a lucky man.  He was a wonderful husband to Carrie for nearly 11 years, adored his family, held a special place in his heart for all his grandchildren, and felt blessed to have the best daughters-in-law in the world.  Allen was a man of many talents who loved working with his hands.  While Allen was an excellent carpenter, loved truck driving and had several other skills, above all, he was a sawmill man and could never get completely away from it.  He used to say, it feels good to get a little sawdust in your beard. 

He is survived by his wife, Carrie W. Cornett, whom his sons and daughters-in-law adore; sons, Michael Cornett and wife, Sandra, and Jeff Cornett and wife, Linda, all of Zionville, Shawn Cornett and wife, Loretta, of Boone; grandchildren, Dakota Cornett of Lenoir, Tyler Cornett of Boone and Crystal Brown and husband Matt, of Vilas; great-grandchildren, Emmy Greene and Greyson Cornett; step-grandchildren, Chris and Tim Baird; step-daughter, Kathy Phillips and step-son,

Jim Phillips and wife, Kathy, all of Vilas; step-grandson, Travis Phillips; step-great grandchildren, Tiffany Mount and Hunter Barnes; and sister-in-law, Jean Cole of Vilas.  Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane, of 52 years, his son, Mark, brothers, Carl and Lee, and sisters, Pearl and Geneva.

Funeral services for Allen Cornett will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 2024 at 2 o’clock at Zionville Baptist Church, officiated by Pastor Charlie Martin and Rev. Derick Wilson.  Graveside services will follow in the Zionville Baptist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.

Flowers are appreciated or the family suggests memorials to New Beginnings Church Building Fund, 100 Modock Road, Trade, TN  37691.

The Cornett family wishes to express a sincere ‘Thank You’ to the entire Amorem Hospice staff for their professional compassion and care.

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