Brewster Thornton Cornwell

Published 5:39 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Brewster Thornton Cornwell, 87, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., died Tuesday, July 16, 2013.

Brewster was born on April 9, 1926 in Purcellville, Va., the son of Jacob Lynn Cornwell and Nan Brewster. He attended Lincoln High School, Fishburne Military Academy, Randolph Macon College and graduated from The College of William and Mary in 1948.

With his brother, Lynn, he took over the operation of the family abattoir in Purcellville. In his spare time, he became known as a champion golfer. He moved to Tryon, N.C. in 1979, where he met his wife, Cindy, and worked as a real estate developer. He and Cindy moved to Seabrook Island in 1997, where he was an avid tennis player and masterful gardener. They moved to Franke at Seaside in September 2012.

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He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy, of 27 years; his brother, J. Lynn Cornwell Jr. of Middleburg, Va.; his son, Craig, and wife, Sandra Hough, of Lexington, Ky.; son, Kevin, and wife, Tracy, of Wyckoff, N.J.; and grandchildren, Wesley and Graham Hough-Cornwell and his wife, Judy, and Lindsay, Chandler and Kendall Cornwell.

There will be a private burial service in Hillsboro, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Seabrook Island Green Space Conservancy, P.O. Box 185, Johns Island, S.C. 29457-0185.