Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Charles Cornwell

02/16/1941 - 10/12/2020

Charles Woodrow Cornwell, age 79 of Murphy, NC, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020.

     He was born in Swain County, NC to the late Rev. Carl Cornwell and Elise Timpson Cornwell. Charles was a heavy equipment operator for the North Carolina Department Of Transportation. He enjoyed landscaping and farming tomatoes. Charles was of the Baptist faith.

     In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by one brother, Bryan Cornwell; and one sister, Frances Rogers. 

     He is survived by his wife Frankie Anderson Cornwell; one son, Charlie Cornwell, Jr. and wife Lesha; one daughter, Cindy Conley; and two grandchildren, Johnathon Fleming and Dustin Miller.

     A graveside service will be held at 1pm, Friday, October 16, 2020 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Pastor Harold Stiles will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Johnathan Fleming, Dustin Miller, Charlie Cornwell, Roger Conley, Michael Lovingood and Terry Rogers.

     Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.

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