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Monday October 3rd, 2016
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Edwin Dayton Cortner

Marion Va: EDWIN DAYTON CORTNER, age, 90 died Friday, September 30, 2016 at his home in Marion, Va. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served in WWII in Germany and later retired from Smyth County Community Hospital after 40 years of service. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed golfing, bowling, hunting, bird watching and traveling. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Roberta (Tee) Cortner; a son, Samuel (Moe) Cortner; his parents, James and Emma Cortner; two sisters and five brothers. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Cortner of Marion, Virginia; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sue Ellen Blizzard of Marion, Va. and Stephanie and Kenny Pickle of Groseclose, Va.; one son and daughter-in-law, James and Frances Cortner of Seven-Mile Ford, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Sharon Cortner of Bristol, Va; two step-sons, Roger McNeil and wife, Amy and James McNeil and wife, Teresa all of Marion, Va.; nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 3, 2016 at Seaver-Brown Chapel at 8 p.m. with the Reverend Justin Hall officiating. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery, Ceres, Va with military rites conducted by Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 p.m. until time of the service at Seaver Brown Chapel. Expressions of sympathy made me made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Cortner Family.

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Jim and family, May God give you comfort and understanding during this difficult time.

Vickie Davidson Oct 5 2016 12:00 AM

Forty two years ago, Mr. Cortner gave me the opportunity to work in his Lab at Smyth County Hospital. I will forever be grateful that he believed in me. He was a great role model and friend. My prayers are with his family.

Teresa F. Brown Oct 3 2016 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to Dayton's family....he was a fine fellow.....Vicky & Doug Hash

Vicky and Doug Hash Oct 3 2016 12:00 AM

Our hearts are with you. We are so sorry that we cannot be with you this evening, Love to Stephanie, Ken, and all the Pickles. Cheri and Esther

Cheri Henderson Oct 3 2016 12:00 AM

Stephanie and other members of Dayton's Family: Please know that Dana and I share in the loss of Dayton, who was a fine gentleman who was admired by many. May you find peace in knowing that Dayton is in now with our Maker. May Peace Be With You.

Edd Houck Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Dorothy, Stephanie and Family - Prayers and comforting thoughts going out to you and your family at this time, while you celebrate the life a very special man that I know will be dearly missed.

Dave & Seattina Landreth Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Dorothy and family, we are so sorry to hear of Dayton's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Helen and Glen Vernon Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Dear family. Prayers for each of you . May God Bless you Patsy Moore Thomas

Patsy Thomas Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Stephanie, I'm so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. God be with you and your family during the days ahead.

Nancy Purkey Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.

Lauretta and B.W. Smith Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

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