Marcella Louise Cornwell

February 12, 1921November 7, 2012

Marcella Louise Cornwell, age 91, of Front Royal passed away on Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be private.

Mrs. Cornwell was born in Pulaski on February 12, 1921 a daughter of the late James William and Dora Belle Shepherd Lawson. She was retired from Avtex Fibers where she worked as a Spinner.

She is survived by her sons, James Donald Irwin of AR, Philip Eugene Irwin of Strasburg and Robert Edwin Irwin of Front Royal; her daughter, JoAnn Grove of Front Royal; her brother, Frederick Lawson of Blacksburg; her 13 grandchildren and her 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cornwell was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Martin Cornwell; her son, Lawrence William Irwin; her step-son, Richard Cornwell and her sisters, Kitty Linkous, Dorothy Lucas, Loretta Woodring, and Elizabeth Thompson.

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Betty Wimmer

May 8, 2013

We did not know of Marcella's passing until recently . I wish i could have known more about her. So sorry for your loss. I Would love for her family to keep in touch as I am trying to complete a family tree. Please email me at

I am the daughter of James Everett Lawson (bus) Marcella was my Aunt.

Joyce Lawson Slusser

November 12, 2012

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Donnie & Melinda Irwin

November 9, 2012

MIm you will be missed by all of us. Just wish i could have spent more time with you

Donnie & Melinda Irwin

November 9, 2012

Mim you will be sadly missed, just wished you could i could have spent more time with you, i learned alot over the last couple of years about the family and will cherish it

Hilda & Stephen Cornwell

November 9, 2012

"Sorry for tour loss. God Bless you, our thoughts and prayers are with you." Hilda & Stephen Cornwell

Wanda Smith Brown

November 9, 2012

Donnie, Philip, Bobby & JoAnn,
Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May God give you peace and comfort at this time.

Bertha Martin

November 8, 2012

Joann and Family,
May God be with you at this time to give you comfort. I am so sorry for your loss. Marcella was a good aunt. I always liked visiting with her when she came down to see my mother Loretta. I hope that we can stay in touch with each other. Take Care and God Bless.
Bertha Martin Loretta's daughter


November 8, 2012


Mitchell & Delores Linkous, daughter of Loretta Woodring

November 8, 2012

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Debbie Akers Loretta Woodring's granddaughter

November 8, 2012

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.