Sarah Rebecca Sherman Corn Taylor, 93, entered her eternal home Sunday, November 17, 2019 at her home after a period a period of declining health. She was born August 5, 1926 to the late Dewey Sherman and Zetta Guice Sherman. She is also preceded in death by her first husband, Carl Leon Corn; her second husband, George Taylor; and her brother, Bob Sherman.
A native of Henderson County, Sarah graduated from Hendersonville High School and attended Mars Hill College. Sarah and Leon married after Leon returned from serving in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. Together, they kept her father’s grocery store on Greenville Hwy. in business for many years. In 1965 the Times-News ran an article about the store. It reads in part, “The progress of any community hinges to a great extent upon the activities of the more progressive people in the world of business. Local leaders are to be congratulated for their part. One of the progressive business couples, who should be congratulated are Leon and Sarah Corn of Dewey Sherman Grocery. They have carried on a tradition which was started some 40 years ago by her father, Dewey Sherman. His original store was on 7th Ave. until he moved to a wooden building now behind store which was built in 1947. Through the years and with careful management they made sure their customers had not only the staples they needed, but kept the same friendly, neighborly atmosphere, which is hard to find. They even provided free delivery to those who need it.”
Sarah was a lifelong member and servant of Mud Creek Baptist Church and kept an archive of church history. She was known for her cake baking, loving most any craft, and was passionate about family and county history.
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Corn and his wife, Linda; grandson, Todd (Rhonda); great-grandchildren, Danny, Taylor, Christa, Cameron and Angel; great-great-granddaughter, Avery, born November 8, 2019; sister-in-law, Janice Sherman; and many nieces and nephews.
This quote she kept in Leon’s handwriting was the way they lived their lives and would want to be remembered: “Money isn’t all there is to happiness. Success in life is knowing how to laugh, learn and love. If you have the affection of others and respect yourself, you have true wealth. If you can take criticism and dispense tolerance, you will enrich everyone. A rich man who gives becomes richer still and he who enjoys beauty, does a job well and plants hope in others, as his own reward. For the greatest wealth is found in the heart, not in the purse and the brightest treasure is to be remembered with love.” Sarah will be remembered with love for her great love of family and service to many.
A graveside service will be at 2:00pm Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Oakdale Cemetery. Pastor Greg Mathis will officiate.
In lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made to A Clear Word Ministries, Mud Creek Baptist Church, 403 Rutledge Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28739
The family wishes to thank Norma Cabe and Four Seasons Compassion for Life for their assistance in caring for Sarah.
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm
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