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Mrs. Mary Hollars Cornell PDF Print
Written by Noah Lockamy   
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 16:29

Mrs. Mary Hollars Cornell, age 86, of Georges Gap Road, Vilas, passed away Tuesday morning, January 15, 2013 at her home.


She went to be with her Lord and her beloved husband. Born March 22, 1926 in Watauga County, she was a daughter of the late Ellard Grant and Mildred Swift Hollars. Mary was of the Baptist faith, a master gardener. She worked at Shadowline as a seamstress.

She is survived by one son; Ellard James Cornell of Deep Gap, four daughters; Catheryn Hoffman of Butler, Shelia Cornell of Vilas, Regina McCall and husband Jon Barry of Lake Norman, and Karen McGinnis and husband Larry of Vilas, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, one sister; Marie Malicoat and husband Donnie of China Grove, two brothers; Joe Hollars and Tom Hollars both of Valle Crucis. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Herbert S. Cornell, an infant daughter Janet Gaye Cornell, two brothers; Jack Hollars and Murl McCoy “Buck” Hollars, and two sisters; Mamie Moretz and Charlotte Barbee.

Graveside services and burial for Mrs. Mary Hollars Cornell will be conducted Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the Old Glenn Cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. Rector Henson and Rev. Thomas Brown. Flowers are accepted of memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at

The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 o’clock until 7:30 at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. At other times friends may call at the residence, 537 Georges Gap Road, Vilas. Online condolences may be shared with the Cornell family at

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Cornell family.

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