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H B Cornwell

Obituary H B Cornwell, 85, of Monroe County, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at TJ Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow. He was born on February 12, 1935, the son of the late Kelly and Bessie Frances (Goad) Cornwell. He was a Gamaliel High School Class of 1952 Graduate, and of Western Kentucky State College where he later completed his Masters in Arts, and Rank I, and proudly served in the United States Air Force.  He married Joyce Ann (Hood) Cornwell on June 4, 1970. H B attended Calvary Baptist Church in Glasgow and was a member of Gamaliel Baptist Church and a Life-Long Dairy Farmer. He retired from the Monroe County Board of Education in 1986. He is survived by two daughters, Carla Hale, Louann (Brian) Fultz, both of Glasgow; one sister, Ruth Crowe, of Tompkinsville; three Grandchildren, Courtney Hale, Camryn Hale, and Katherine Fultz, all of Glasgow; a special caregiver, Kylee Pierce, of Glasgow. In addition to his parents and spouse, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Everett Cornwell and Calvin Goad; one sister, Irene Holcomb. A drive-thru visitation will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Attendees are asked to remain inside their vehicle at all times. Attendees will be given a chance to sign the register book, receive a memorial folder, and show their support and love to the family of Mr. Cornwell. A private funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, Kentucky with a private burial to follow in the Beautiful Home Cemetery. Bro. Randy Shaw will officiate the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or St. Jude’s Children Hospital and can be made at the funeral home. Anderson-Bartley Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Cornwell.   To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of H B Cornwell, please visit our floral store.

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H.B. was my home room teacher in high school, He was a great man in my book... My thoughts and prayers go out to the family....

John Miles Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

I have so many memories of Mr. Cornwell. He was my home room teacher when we were still Gamaliel High School. I was tardy 74 times, he would just look at me and shake his head and grin. My thoughts and prayers are with his family!!!

Susanna Napier Dugard Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

Mr. Cornwall was a great teacher and at the same time a great friend. I never really liked science that much but he had a great way of teaching it that made me want to learn. I was blessed to have had this man as a teacher. Prayers to his daughters and extended family I know you will miss him a lot

Lisa Burnett Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the Cornwell family in your loss. I know Carla will miss her father very much.Martha Cole, Jordan and Courtney Cole

Martha B Cole Apr 24 2020 12:00 AM

Carla and Louann, So sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers for you and your families.Joanne Dickman (Clodeans daughter)

Jo Dickman Apr 23 2020 12:00 AM