Charles  Cornelius, Sr.
Charles Cornelius, Sr., 85, lifelong resident of Hahira, died on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at his home. Born in Hahira on August 7, 1934, he was the son of the late Charlie and Ferris Stubbs Cornelius. Mr. Cornelius graduated from Hahira High School. He purchased a farm and began his life as a farmer. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
Survivors are his children, Sherry and Ricky Brunston, Iann and Allan Walker, Eve McGuire, Charles Cornelius, Jr., Lisa and Max Morris, Kimberlee and Floyd Miller all of Hahira; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mr. Cornelius was recently preceded in death by his wife, Rachel.
Services will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020, 2:00 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church. Pastor David Kennedy will officiate. Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Martin/McLane Funeral Home in Hahira on Saturday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Condolences may be conveyed online at
Published on January 10, 2020


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Karen Cornelius Shelton
Jan 12, 2020
Charles was my 1st Cousin. He made all of our many Family Reunions so special. Will miss the ringing of the bell for dinner! Rest In Peace, Dear Cousin.
Connie Smith
Jan 11, 2020
( I'm Mama Rachel's younger sister ) I'm so sorry to hear about Papa Charles. I have always thought a lot of him. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Kerry Cornelius
Jan 11, 2020
I remember when we'd have dinner and you'd day eat it and you wouldn't tell me what it was until I had at least tried it. Ohhhh. (I laugh now but I cried then and you'd laugh at me 😂). I ate deer, squirrel, cow tongue, rabbit.... The list goes on and on. I'm sooooo going to miss that smile. You always wore it. Everywhere you went. Everyone you met. You had it on. I love you. Until we meet again❤️❤️❤️💔💔💔
John Cornelius
Jan 11, 2020
We'll miss you Cuz ... Thanks for passing our way.
From Ronnie, Angela, George and Ralph
Jan 11, 2020
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Charles Cornelius, Sr. by From Ronnie, Angela, George and Ralph.  Send flowers
Jan 11, 2020
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John, Cathy,Lon, Carol Cornelius & Judy & Richard Reed
Jan 10, 2020
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Charles Cornelius, Sr. by John, Cathy,Lon, Carol Cornelius & Judy & Richard Reed.  Send flowers
Pam Brady
Jan 10, 2020
We sure are going to miss seeing him at chancy drugs..