Emmett Cornutt Jr.

February 11, 1926March 7, 2013
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Funeral Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Collier-Butler Chapel for Emmett Cornutt, Jr., 87, who passed away March 7, 2013. Reverend Diane Housler will begin the service with prayer and his eulogy will be given by friends and family. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing. Emmett was born February 11, 1926 in Gadsden, AL. He was a student at Emma Sansom High School, where he was All-State in band/tuba and All-State Fullback in football. He served in the US Navy during WWII aboard the USS Birmingham , CL-62. After his service, he returned and graduated with the class of 1947. Emmett retired from the Steel Plant after 40 years. He served in many capacities as a Mason and Shriner at the Alabama City Lodge and was Worshipful Master during his service. After retirement he was an avid tennis player. One of the joys of his life came from music. As part of the “Singing Cornutt” family, he began to participate as soon as he could stand in a chair to sing with his dad and older siblings. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Ida Cornutt; son Mark Cornutt; and brothers: James, Elbert, Alta, and Donnie Cornutt. Emmett is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mildred Cornutt; daughter Sylvia (John) Coleman; sons: Jim (Cheryl) Cornutt, and Frank Cornutt; daughter-in-law, Deb Cornutt; sisters: Tempie Mackey, and Lucille Rickles; brother, Hansel (Kathy) Cornutt ; sisters-in-law; Billie Jo Cornutt, Audrey Cornutt, Connie Cornutt;; grandchildren Sandy (Chet) Janik, Randy Daughdrill, Jeremy Coleman, Shane (Laura) Cornutt, Kathy (David) Hayes, Brandon (Kasey) Cornutt, Melody (Chris) Oakley, Benjamin Cornutt; 11 great-grandchildren; special nieces, nephews and friends too numerous to count. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Visitation will be from 12:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. The family requests no flowers please. Donations in memory of Emmett may be to Alabama City Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. There will be no graveside service. The family would like to thank Dr. Hwang, Dr. Bennett-Venner, Dr. Masood, and the nurses and staff of the 8th and 9th floors of GRMC, and GRMC Home Health and Hospice staff. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 10, 2013

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March 17, 2013

Dear Mildred & Family, We just learned about Emmett's death and want to say how much he and your family mean to us. We went to the Alabama City Church with you for the 5 years we lived there, but you and Emmett were always special. The "yearly" Christmas letters and our visits to your home will always be a special memory. Mike will miss his visits and talks with his friend...
We love you and are praying for your comfort and peace.
Mike & Elaine Geringer

Joy Bradley Moring

March 12, 2013

Jimbo and Cheryl, I am sorry for your loss. Keep the memories vivid and alive in your heart.

Thresea Epps

March 12, 2013

Mrs. Cornutt, please know I am praying for you and your family. I know how much you loved your husband and can only imagine how much you will miss him. Be comforted in knowing there will be a reunion one day! God is faithful.

March 12, 2013

what a wonderful friend my Daddy had in Emmett ! I remember hearing him sing at Ala City Church of God as a kid and visited with my MawMaw, Mildred Hall. He will be greatly missed by many and especially our Ala. City Historical Assoc. How blessed you are to have had him as part of the Cornutt family. My prayers are with you. In Jesus' love, Sherry Lumpkin Underwood

Ann Sheffield/Warr

March 11, 2013

Frankie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Don Cornutt

March 11, 2013

I really loved my uncle. He was so good to my family. A fun and light hearted man. He made sure the kids were singing all the good songs at Christmas especially Rudolph the rednose rain deer. He would lead. One of the best people I have ever met. Extremely kind. Love you Uncle Emmett. You will be missed

Jack Baswell

March 10, 2013

Emmett was loved by every mason that had the pleasure of knowing him. I had the pleasure of being with him on many
Saturdays, doing what we both treasured. Emmett you will be missed.

Connie Bodine

March 10, 2013

Heaving is rejoicing as we weep...I Loved Emmett Cornutt like a father..He was and is a great inspiration and example of how to handle the highs and lows of life and keep on smiling. I have never know a more loving father. I will so miss that gravely voice and wonderful smile. Rest In Peace Emmett we will see you again in the sweet By and By!

Gary Cardwell

March 10, 2013

Jim, love you & praying for you & your precious family. Gary & Carol Cardwell

garry mc bride

March 10, 2013

brother cornutt will be remembered as a great freemason who "knew the work", and always looked out for his brothers.