James Emory Corns, 83 of Nortonville passed away peacefully at his home on January 1, 2020. Born April 6, 1936, to the late Gilbert and Margie (Derenberger) Corns of Sandyville, WV. He spent 30 years in the Army before retiring as a Sergeant Major. Jim loved his country, loved to travel and was privileged to travel the world over. He lived life to the fullest and has left his stamp on many people's hearts. A friend to many and good neighbor to all, always willing to lend a helping hand.
Preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Margie Corns; grandparents, James and Ruth (Miller) Corns, Emory and Hattie Derenberger, Harriett Kinder, and Carolyn Corns.
Survived by his life partner, Joyce Ray; daughters, Charlain (Charles) Hall of TN, and Judy (Louie) Hancock of TN; stepsons, Ernie (Pat) Corns of TN, Johnnie Corns of Guthrie, and Nicholas (Danielle) Ray of Owensboro; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Ramsey of WV and Kaye (James) Fred of WV; and brother, Charles Corns of OH.
Service will be Monday at Bandy Funeral Home in Nortonville at 1:00 PM with Bro. Wally Cobb officiating. Burial to follow at New Salem Cemetery with Military Rites at graveside. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.
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