Oscar Dean "Bud" Cornette, age 77, of 230 Bentley Road, Sugar Grove, died Thursday, January 2, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mr. Cornette was born July 1, 1935 in Watauga County, a son of the late Marion Columbus Cornette and Ida Dotson Cornette. He was a retired heavy machine operator for Vulcan Materials.

Mr. Cornette is survived by his wife Eloise Hodges Cornette of the home; three daughters, Beckie Taylor and husband Dale, of Port Orange, Florida, Jackie Tesh and husband Mike of Sugar Grove, and Karen Broome and husband John of Wilkesboro; one granddaughter, Nicole Tesh of Virginia; three grandsons, Chad Taylor and wife Tara of Port Orange, Florida, Kinston Broome of Wilkesboro, and Daniel Tesh of Jacksonville, NC; five great-grandchildren, Kaley Jo Taylor, Gage Taylor, Anthony Tesh, Abigail Tesh, and Ivan Tesh, and one sister, Ruth Isaacs and husband Kenneth, of Boone.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Russell Cornette.

Funeral services for Mr. Oscar Dean "Bud" Cornette will be conducted Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2014, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Gordon Noble. Burial will follow in Piney Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:00 o'clock, at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Online condolences may be sent to the Cornette family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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