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Date published: 2/13/2014

Mary Lou Cornell

Mary Lou Arnold Cornell, 78, of Spotsylvania County, formerly of Fairfax and Earlysville, passed away Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at Mary Washington Hospital.

She was born Feb. 20, 1935, in Washington, D.C., to the late Joseph Talent and Katherine Williams Arnold. She grew up in Arlington, graduating from Washington & Lee in 1952.

She is survived by her husband, Lewis Luck Cornell of Spotsylvania; one son, Lewis Wayne Cornell and wife Ronda of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Linda Deane and husband Scotty of Fredericksburg and Cathy Kern and husband David of Alexandria; one sister, Diane Thomas and husband Buddy of Atlantic Beach, N.C.; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mary Lou was predeceased by one daughter, Leigh Ann Bennett.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Laurel Hill Funeral Home, 10127 Plank Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the funeral home, with burial to follow at Laurel Hill.

Online condolences may be made at laurelhillfuneral home.com.