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Christine (Bess) Cornett, 64
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Christine (Bess) Cornett, 64, of Crossville passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at her home.

Christine was born in McMinnville and she was the daughter of the late Robert Ferman Bess and Eva Pearl (Byars) Bess-Fultz, who survives.

Christine was a lifelong member of Rock Island Presbyterian Church where she enjoyed playing the piano for the last 46 years.  

Christine is survived by husband Mike Cornett, mother Pearl Bess-Fultz, brother Robert Bess, and wife Angelia, two sisters Gayle McBride and husband Johnny, and Kathy Tugman and husband David, sister-in-law Barbara Cornett, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.

Christine chose cremation, the family followed her wishes, and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rock Island Presbyterian Church, 89 Great Falls Road, Rock Island, Tennessee, 38581. To sign the online guestbook and to send the family a message please visit

Final Care Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 18, 2020