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~Clay Adamson Cornwall, age 84, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013. "Ad" was born in Kingman, Ariz. and moved to Bullhead City about 1961 where he has lived with his family and many close friends.

~Ad's mother died when he was 10 years old and he was raised by his Aunt Amy and Uncle John Neal in Kingman and cousins Claude and Rita Neal and their two sons Mark and Richard on their ranch near Hackberry, Ariz. He was a cowboy born and raised.

~Ad served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War, driving materials to the front lines.

~In November 1961, he married Dorothy McGlenn and they adopted two children, Janet L Cornwall and Charles Anthony Cornwall.

~Ad owned his own excavation business and backhoe. He dug trenches for water and utilities throughout the community, and kept the records for four different water companies. He also set up rock crushers and gravel pits.

~Ad was a Volunteer Fireman in Bullhead City for 15 years and a member of the American Legion.

~Ad was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Cornwall; son, Charles Anthony Cornwall: parents, Clay Adamson and May Laura (Wilkins) Cornwall; brother, Joseph Gregory Cornwall; and sister, Amy LaHaye Badovenis.

~He is survived by his sister, Irene Nora (Thomas) Wood; daughter, Janet L (Michael) Watkins; two granddaughters, Geannie Murray (Michael) Berg and Penny Murray (Brian) Stepper; and six great- grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.

~Ad was the best man to have any conversation with and loved to spend time with friends and family just visiting. He was loved by everyone who knew him and will be greatly missed.

~Services will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, November 22, 2013 at the Assembly of God Church, 2020 Regents Street, Mohave Valley, Arizona.

~Following the church and graveside services there will be a reception at the church to visit with friends and family, as Ad would have done.
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Published in Mohave Daily News Online from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, 2013
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