Funeral services for Etta Cornell, age 77, of Early, Texas ,will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at the Heartland Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.   

    She passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Central Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

    Mrs. Cornell was born April 6, 1934, in Hall Valley, Texas, to Boyd and Veri Cheek Smith. On July 8, 2006, she was married to Mark Cornell in Durango, Colo. A lifetime resident of Brown County she had owned and operated Western Hatters for 20 years and was a member of the Grace Baptist Church.

    Survivors include her husband, Mark Cornell of Early; daughter, Kay Cornell of Albuquerque, N. M.; sons, Dennis Griffin of Dallas, Texas, and Clint Griffin of Dallas, Texas; grandchildren, Chad Griffin of Illinois, Austin Griffin of Dallas,Texas, Carissa Cornell of Albuquerque, N.M., and Scott Robitaille of Early, Texas; two great-grandchildren; one sister; and four brothers.

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    Heartland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.