January 26, 1935 ~ August 8, 2000

Born in: Hendersonville, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Asheville ~ Bobby D. Corn, 65, of 178 Pinners Cove Road, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, Va.

A native of Hendersonville, he was the son of the late Dewey and Beverly Moody Corn and grandson of the late Horace and Fannie McCarson Corn and Joel Washington and Mary Rebecca McCall Moody. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond Corn. Mr. Corn was a graduate of Hendersonville High School, class of 1953, retired with the rank of Senior Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force following twenty-two years of service and attended UNC-Asheville for 4 years working toward a BS degree in Management. Mr. Corn was the founder and publisher of IWANNA, Inc. of Asheville and Greenville, SC and founder of IWANNA, Inc. in Hickory. He was a member of Arden Presbyterian Church, was a Golden Chief at Florida State University, a member of the Independent Automobile Association and the N.C. Newspapers Association.

Mr. Corn married Katherine Haden Corn, daughter of the late C.V. and Neva Loven Haden, July 1, 1956. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Deborah McCart of Asheville, Valerie Hudson and her husband, Ray of Greenville, SC, Robin Graham and her husband, Mark of Asheville; five grandchildren, Austin, Tyler, and Dylan McCart, Marshall Hudson and Jordan Graham; his stepmother Clara Corn of Hendersonville and a sister, Brenda Corn Laney of Asheville. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Edna Corn of Hendersonville, Jewel and Fred Brooks of Hendersonville, Walt and Kitty Corn of Asheville, Art and Mattie Corn of Charlotte, Edith and Chad Case of Canton, Eula Mae Odom of Hendersonville and many cousins who loved him dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 13th in the sanctuary of Arden Presbyterian Church with the Revs. Ed Graham and Gus Schill officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hills Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Enka High School Air Force ROTC unit.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:30 PM Saturday in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Rd.

Memorials may be made to the Eblen Foundation, 304 Summit St., Asheville, NC 28803.

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  1. Debbie, Mrs. Corn and IWANNA personnel. Very sorry to learn about Mr. Corn. Our prayers are with you. God bless.
    Ray Fowler

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  2. Bobby and I attended HHS together. I graduated in the Class of 1952, just a year ahead of him. It is interesting that both of us have been involved in the advertising end of the media for many years.
    I have been at WHKP here in Hendersonville since 1957.
    Bobby created one of the areas most successful advertising mediums through IWANNA and I’m sure his influence will be missed greatly.
    My sympathies go to his family in this time of grief.

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  3. My thoughts and prayer are
    with the family.
    I was in the class of 1954
    of Hendersonville High and
    was in school with Bobby for
    three years.

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  4. Our deepest sympathy to the Corn family and I-Wanna personnel. Mr. Corn was thought of with the highest respect. Our thoughts are with you.

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  5. As a teacher utilizing the Iwanna facilities, I am most appreciative of Bob Corn, who not only opened his business and his competent personnel to my journalism students but also he was an important source and role model for them. His devotion and enthusiasm made such a vivid impression on us all that I will never forget his influence. Kathy Corn was equally of the same integrity and they were a wonderful couple both in their business and the personal life. My love especially to Robin and Mark Graham; I have fondest memories of you both! We should all be so deeply mourned and remembered at the end of our lives as is Bob.

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  6. I remember Bobby very well from school. He was one of the nicest people one could ever know. Bobby Corn will surely be missed by many

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  7. I remember Bobby very well from school. He was one of the nicest people one could ever know. Bobby Corn will surely be missed by many

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  8. My condolences. It seems it was only yesterday thet I was chatting with you and Bob on the porch of the Cedars at the 45th reunion of the class of 53.
    I am deeply saddened to learn of Bob’s untilmely death.
    I plan to mention it in the next edition of the newsletter of the Hendersonville High School Alumni Association, and I have relayed word to Beverly Brown, who will probably mention it in the next ‘Red and White’.
    I also ran a news story on Bob on Friday (8/11) on http://www.whkp.com – local news and on the radio this morning. It will be on there for one month.
    Best wishes.
    Richard Waters
    WHKP News
    Hendersonville

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  9. Mrs. Corn and family:
    I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Corn’s death. Since I left Iwanna, I have been asking Dolores about how you all are doing. My prayers are with your family.
    With respect, Teressa

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  10. Kathy, Debbie, Robin and family: My heart felt sympathies are with you.
    God bless you.
    Sincerely,
    Beverly Simpson

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  11. Kathy, Deborah, Robin & Mark,
    Children: You are in my heart these days as you walk with God through loss and grief. I’ll be praying for special strength in days ahead. With love.

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  12. I was very sorry to hear of Bobby’s death. He was a high school classmate
    and I knew many of the Balfour group of students as I once dated Betty Corn
    for a while.

    My sincerest condolences.

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  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bob touched the lives of so many. He was a wonderful person and a great inspiration to everyone who was blessed to have known him. sincerely, Patti.
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  14. With thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to the family and relatives of Bobby Corn. I know that as a Christian family, you have certainly felt God’s presence during these difficult days, and can claim His promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

    Martha Gaillard, a long-time friend from the mill village

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  15. 1953 Hendersonville High School Classmate.
    Bobby was always such a gentleman. My condolence to the family.

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  16. Was saddened to hear of a Classmate’s passing. Even though we had lost contact all these years since graduation from HHS, our memories rush back to that time.

    May God give you the strength and grace you need for this time in you life.

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  17. Kathy, I was so sorry to hear about Bob.I really enjoyed my years that I worked at Iwana.I couldn’t have worked for two nicer people. I have many fond memories of my time there. My prayers are with you, Debbie, Valerie, Robin, Brenda and family. May the Lord be with all of you at this difficult time.

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  18. We are saddened by the loss of another angel on this earth. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Mr. Corn always laughed when he saw Jill. She makes me laugh, too. God Bless Your Family.

    Larry Rohrer 8/18/00

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