Alta Winstead

Friday, June 29, 2007

BERNIE - Alta Mildred Winstead, 92, died June 28, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter.

Born June 5, 1915, at Bloomfield, daughter of the late Joseph Verni and Gertrude Lemons Cornelison, she was a homemaker and a member of the Northside Baptist Church in Bernie. She taught Sunday School for many years at Northside and also at Essex First Baptist Church.

On Oct. 28, 1933, at Cardwell, she married Louie Cleburne Winstead, who preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1992.

Two sons, Ted L. Winstead and Jimmy Winstead; and three brothers, Alva Cornelison, Herbert Cornelison and J. V. Cornelison also preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, Louie G. Winstead of Villa Rica, Ga. and Ronnie G. Winstead of Jackson; three daughters, Willa Dean Wicker of Cahokia, Ill., Phyllis June Ray of Brentwood, Tenn. and Rose Mary Beacham of Puxico; one brother, Vernon Cornelison of Steele; one sister, Minnie Lee Hurley of Steele; and 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation is from 2 p.m. until time of services at 4 p.m. today at the Rainey-

Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. The Revs. O. H. Brooks and Tim Ingle will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.