Bertha Eggers Cornett, age 92, of 111 Echo Drive, Elizabethton, Tennessee, a former resident of the Mountain Dale Community of Vilas, passed away Sunday morning, February 9, 2014, at Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton.

Mrs. Cornett was born November 11, 1921 in Carter County, Tennessee, a daughter of the late Ross and Nettie Phillips Eggers. She was a retired meat cutter of the Farmer Jacks Grocery Store in Royal Oak, Michigan.

Mrs. Cornett is survived by a daughter, Lana Dugger of Elizabethton, Tennessee; two sons, Jack A. Cornett and wife Dorothy of Naples, Florida, and Robert Cornett and wife Elaine, of Oxford, Michigan, Two sister, Mary Jane Phillips and husband J.C. of Salt Springs, Florida, Ella Rossie Skidmore, of Cranks, Kentucky, one brother, Paul Eggers and wife Cindy of Wisconsin. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Sharon Dempsey, Carrie Ann Cornett, Shane Cornett, Brian Dugger, David Cornett and Tony Cornett, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Troy Ray Cornett, one daughter, Mary Ann Cornett, one brother, Edgar Bill Eggers, four sisters, Lola Dishman, Zell Johnson, Jean Hodges and Kate Kellerman.

A memorial service for Bertha Eggers Cornett will be held at a later date.

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

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