Douglas (Larry) Cornell, 67

December 22, 2009

AUG. 16, 1942-DEC. 20, 2009

Douglas (Larry) Cornell, 67, of 63 S. Colonial Drive, Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Aug. 16, 1942, in Robertstown, Ga., he was the son of the late William H. and Martha Allison Cornell.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a military policeman at Fort Ritchie.

He was retired from MCTC as a lieutenant. He was previously employed with Maryland Ribbon and security at Fort Ritchie.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Arlene Renner Cornell; two daughters, Debbie K. Myers and Kris Osborne, both of Hagerstown, Md.; one son, Paul Allen French of Warfordsburg, Pa.; four sisters, Sue Nix, Doris Ruth Cathey, Florence Sims and Evelyn Binsz; two brothers, Dan Cornell and Glenn Cornell, all of Georgia; five grandchildren, Shane Wynkoop, Nicole Crone, Jessica Osborne, Sean Osborne and Brandon Myers; and two great-grandchildren, Lucas Wynkoop and Jordyn Crone.


He was preceded in death by one sister, Charlotte Turner.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. The Rev. Louis L. Emerick will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 6 to 7 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or American Diabetes Association, Maryland Area Office, 800 Wyman Park Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21211.

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