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George Franklin Cornwell

September 1, 1944 ~ August 29, 2018 (age 73)

Mr. George Franklin Cornwell, 73, of Calhoun, died Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his residence.


Mr. Cornwell was born in Resaca, GA on September 1, 1944, son of the late George Walter Cornwell and Maybelle Higdon Cornwell. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Helen Dunaway, Thelma Calloway, Audry Cornwell, Anita Cornwell and Georgia Cornwell; and one brother, Henry Cornwell.


As a young boy, he moved from Resaca to the Herrington Bend, and attended Oostanaula School through the eighth grade. He began his public working career delivering appliances for Bunk and Claudia Lanier. He worked also with Robert Herrington, J.B. Rickett, Lewis Hensley, and Trammell Barton, who taught him to repair appliances. He later he worked for a horse farm in Covington, LA. He was the manager of the Ted Turner family estate and had worked for Boeing Aircraft in Washington. Prior to his retirement in 2004, he was employed by Lockheed Martin for 25 years. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time in Florida at his timeshares. He was very active with the Oostanaula Community Club and attended the Summerville Flea Market every Tuesday. George attended Barrett Road Church of God.


He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle Cornwell, Carrie Rich, Katrina and Curtis Haney, and Sara and John Charles; a lifelong love and friend, Shirley Cornwell; sisters and brother-in-law, Lucy and J.E. Glass, and Lanette Busby; grandchildren, Kimberly Rich, Christy Prieto, Joshua Haney, Justin Haney, Jordan Haney, Lillian Williams, and Aksel Charles; and great grandchildren, Chaysten, Collin, Annalynn, Hayden, Rylie, and Irabellia.


A service to honor the life of George Franklin Cornwell will be held Saturday, September 1st at 4:00 p.m., from the chapel of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home. Pastor Norris Sexton will officiate. Honorary pallbearers serving are Elvin Glass, David Glass, Walt (Bimbo) Dunaway, Dewey Dunaway, Leonard Glass, and Steven Glass.


The Cornwell family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, August 31st from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.


The family would like to give special thanks to Hanna Nicholson and all the staff of Tapestry Hospice.


Friends may sign the online guest register at Arrangements are under the care and direction of Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home of Calhoun.

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