Robert Joe Cornelius

Published 8:34 am Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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Mr. Robert Joe Cornelius, age 87, of Advance, passed away Monday, Jan. 31, 2022 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home.
He was born Sept. 16, 1934 in Yadkin County to the late Luther W. Cornelius and Emily Blanche Cornelius. Mr. Cornelius was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had retired from the research and development department at RJR Archer.
He is preceded in death by: his wife, Carolyn Cook Cornelius; a brother, Richard Cornelius; a half brother, Jim Hennings; and a sister, Gail Bray.
Surviving: 2 brothers, Earl Cornelius of East Bend and Ralph Cornelius of Lake Okeechobee, Fla.; 2 sister-in-laws, Ola Boger and Jeanette Cook; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery with Dr. Suzanne G. Michael officiating. The family requests those in attendance wear a mask and no social gathering before or after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Bethlehem UMC Cemetery Fund, 321 Redland Rd. Advance, NC 27006; Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Ln, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; or to the Clyde and Rosa Cook Scholarship Fund, C/O Davie Community Foundation, 107 N. Salisbury St. Mocksville, NC 27028. Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel is serving the Cornelius family.
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