March 4, 1946 ~ December 22, 2009

Born in: Asheville, NC,
Resided in: Boiling Springs, SC

Meriam Josephine Deweese "Jo" Cornette, 63, was an Asheville resident for 32 years before moving to her home in Boiling Springs, SC, where she died on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. A native of Buncombe Co., Mrs. Cornette was a daughter of the late John S. and Myrtle V. Coxe Deweese. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Helen Deweese, and brothers, Jimmy and Kenny Deweese. Mrs. Cornette had worked as an in-home health care giver. She was a member of Pleasant Gap United Methodist Church. She will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Virginia "Ginger" Smith and husband Ernie; sons, Raymond "Scott" Cornette, and Mark Cornette and wife Clarissa; sisters, Jerlene Metcalf, Blanche Shelton, and Glenda Carver; brothers, Donald, Bobby, and Floyd Deweese; grandchildren, Stephanie Parris, Elijah, Hannah, Michael, and Austin Smith, Luke, and Rachel Cornette, and Michael Fox; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service for Mrs. Cornette will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. Interment will follow at Holcombe Branch Cemetery, near Barnardsville, NC. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.

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  1. Ginger, Scott & Mark – I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Jo was always so kind and very good to me. I’m keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Laura

  2. Ginger,Stephanie,I was so shocked and saddened to hear about Jo.
    I loved her and she always told me she loved and missed me when we spoke on the phone.My sisters and I have missed her since she moved to SC but we knew it was something that had to be.
    The last time I talked to her she said she was doing well but she was still very concerned about Scott’s medical problems.She was the most loving mother and grandmother as you and your family know so well.
    I hope her little Abbie is cared for as Jo loved her so much.
    My heart is broken again as I know yours is.Tell Stephanie I am thinking of and remembering her and her’mamaw’ and the way they loved
    each other .I will never forget my friend Jo.

  3. Ginger, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet person. It is such a hard thing to loose someone you love, but if you just put your faith in God he will send that new Grace to get you through. If you need anything call me and I will be there.

  4. Ginger and Family,

    I’m deeply saddened by your loss.
    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. We will ask that God send you extra blessings during the coming days.You are loved by many.


  5. Ginger.Mark & Scottie.Filled with Joy of your Mothers Passing from this life to the GLORIOUS LIFE OF CHRIST JESUS.Worry free and totaly comforted.A wonderful Aunt,Mother,Sister,and Friend.Always Loved.God Bless ALL of You,and comfort your hearts.A-Men.


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