Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Twelfth Street Baptist Church for Mr. Alta G. Cornutt, 79, Rainbow City, who passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Dr. Craig Carlilse and Dr. Richard Trader will officiate with burial in Forrest Cemetery. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
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Mr. Cornutt was a 1953 graduate of Emma Sansom High School, where he served as Drum Major and was an All-Star Basketball Player. He was a 1963 graduate of Jacksonville State University. Mr. Cornutt volunteered at the Boy's Club, assisting in coaching many children. He was a longtime member of the Alabama City Church of God and most recently a member of Twelfth Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Cornutt; children, Kimberly Cornutt Thompson and husband, Bill, Kevin Garrett and wife, Tina, and Kent Garrett and wife, Janice; grandchildren, Christopher and Justin Ledbetter, Geoffrey and Nelson Garrett, Savannah and Dustin Heard; sisters, Tempie Mackey and Lucille Rickles; brothers, Emmett Cornutt Jr. and Hansel Cornutt; numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Brandon Cornutt, Todd Albert, Jerry Albert, Mike Bright.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Mavericks Sunday School class at Twelfth Street Baptist Church.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to Twelfth Street Baptist Church building fund.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.
Mr. Cornutt will lie in state for one hour prior to services at the church Monday.
Condolences for the family may be given at www.Collier-Butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Jan. 27, 2013