Name: Cornwell, Mary

Mary Nell Cornwell, age 70, of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2020 at her home.  Mary Nell was a homemaker.  She loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was affectionately known as “Granny.”  Mary Nell was loved by those who knew her and those she took in.


Survivors include one daughter, Kristy Morrow of Metropolis; one son, Curtis Styers, wife, Buffie of Paducah; one sister, Deretha Haslbeck, husband, John of Paducah; five grandchildren, Alescia Gallatin, Breanna Gallatin, Chalet Styers, Laken Styers, and Jaylee Styers; eight great-grandchildren; neice, Brandy Nolan.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cornwell; parents, Howard Sumner and Ruby “Hixon” Sumner Futrell; grandson, Curtis Styers Jr. and one great-granddaughter.


A funeral services will be held at 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July  22, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Dennis Lawrence officiating. 


Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until service time of 3:30 P.M. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.


Expression of sympathy may be made to The Children Heart Foundation, 5 Revere Drive, One Northbrook, IL, 60062-1500. 


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