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Official Obituary of

Ruby Ella (Hughes) Cornett

July 7, 1937 ~ March 22, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Ruby Cornett Obituary

Ruby Ella Cornett, 86, of Fayetteville, died in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 22, 2024. 

Ruby was born in Hamilton, OH. on July 7, 1937 to Myrtle and Oscar Hughes. She married William B. Cornett Jr. on January 23, 1956. She worked on Fort Liberty at AAFES for forty-five years where she served the military and their families. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.  

She is preceded in death by her husband William Blackburn Cornett Jr. and Son William Blackburn “Buddy” Cornett III

She is survived by her son, Jean Wolf Rousseau; daughters, Patricia Ann Fuhrman (Michael) and Ella Marie Cornett (Allen Thompson); grandchildren, Michael William Fuhrman Jr., John Eric Fuhrman, William Blackburn “Bear” Cornett IV, Genevieve Marie Cornett, Patrick Ryan Fuhrman, Thomas Michael Cornett, Caroline Amanda Pauline Fuhrman, Colleen Margaret Brady Hogue, Christopher George “Rocko” Williams Jr., and Amanda Ella Williams; great grandchildren, Michael William “Trois” Fuhrman III, Rebekah Shai-Ann Fuhrman, Jordan Tai Fuhrman, Kayleigh Ryan Fuhrman, Bailey Michael Cornett, Elisha David Cornett, Titus John Cornett, Tucker James Cornett, Valentina Isabel Fuhrman, Charlotte Kay Smith, and Benedict James Hogue; great-great grandchild, Owen Fuhrman and many other extended family members and friends.

The Family will receive friends 1-2 PM Thursday, March 28, 2024 at LaFayette Funeral Home

Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Thursday, March 28, 2024 at LaFayette Funeral Home

Arrangements for the family are entrusted to LaFayette Funeral Home of Fayetteville, NC. On-line condolences may be made at

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March 28, 2024

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
LaFayette Funeral Home
6651 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304

Funeral Service
March 28, 2024

2:00 PM
LaFayette Funeral Home
6651 Raeford Road
Fayetteville, NC 28304

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March 28, 2024

3:00 PM
LaFayette Memorial Park West
6701 Raeford Rd.
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28304


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