Alta Cornelius age 92 of Mena, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 in Mena, Arkansas.

Alta was born in Big Fork, Arkansas on March 9, 1926 to the late Jessie Melvin Beezley and the late Cleatus Markham Beezley. Alta grew up in the Shady area. She enjoyed flowers and loved cooking for family and friends. Most of all she loved and believed in the Lord and her family. She will be missed dearly. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend to all who knew her.

She is survived by son: Verl Cornelius and daughter Debra Essman

Grandchildren: Shane Cornelius, Teresa Rand and husband Shannon, Shea Cornelius and husband Tony, and Charity Sanders and husband Bobby


Great-grandchildren: Tyler Cornelius and wife Savanna, Traci Cornelius, Tara Cornelius, Tara Cornelius, Bethany Sanders, Shantel Hicks and Selena Hicks, Tateleigh Cornelius, and Riggin Cornelius

Great-great grandchildren: Elliot and Gabriel Cornelius.

Alta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond Cornelius, and two grandchildren Sierra Sanders and Bryan Rand.

Graveside services will be Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cove, Arkansas with Brother Donnie Jewell officiating. Services under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.


10-5-18 11:05 a.m. 

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