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Ronny W. Cornelius, 49

Ronny W. Cornelius, 49 of Bryant, Arkansas passed from this life on April 14, 2017. He was born on January 19, 1968 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida to Kenneth R and Barbara Polk Cornelius. Ronny enjoyed going golfing, fishing and above all else, spending time with his boys. He served in the United States Army and was a Gulf War Veteran.

Ronny is survived by his boys, William and Thomas Cornelius and their mother; three sisters; and a host of other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth R. Cornelius; mother, Barbara Hogue and step-father Jim Hogue.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Service arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400


  • Jim Gunter Posted April 18, 2017 12:39 PM

    Ronnie was abreast MSN, kind , gentle and respectful. I will miss him st reunion.

  • Lesly James Posted April 18, 2017 2:24 PM

    Prayers for comfort and strength during this time of loss for the family but especially for Thomas and Will.

  • Michelle Rhodes Posted April 18, 2017 8:54 PM

    I am so sorry to hear this about my former classmate and friend. Ronny was always so sweet to everyone. I know his boys will miss him terribly. Loosing a parent, especially a good one, at such a young age is hard and just unfair. Boys honor your farther with your everyday actions and choices in life. That is the best way to tell your daddy how much you love him. To Ronny’s wife, although I don’t know you and your boys personally I wish you healing as well. Be strong for the boys and know that things will get easier with time. Ask God, family and friends to help when you need it. I am sure your heart is not just breaking for your boys but also because of the loss of your soulmate. I send my prayers for your healing as well. Michelle Middlebrooks Rhodes

  • Clay, Tanya and Daniel Bowen Posted April 19, 2017 12:07 AM

    Sorry to hear about this. Renee, William, and Thomas we will be praying for your strength through this difficult time. You have another angel watching over ya’ll.

  • Vickie Hiblong Posted April 19, 2017 8:34 AM

    So sorry for your loss. Love you Will, Thomas and Renee.. Will and Thomas, you both know what good smart boys you are! Know that your former teacher loves you and is praying for you everyday. Continue to lean on our Lord and your wonderful mother. You are going to do many wonderful things in your life and you will always make your parents proud!

  • Lynn Smith Davenport Posted April 19, 2017 7:58 PM

    Renee so sorry for your sudden loss. Prayers for you and the boys.

  • Trecia Pate Posted April 19, 2017 10:20 PM

    A truly good hearted man. Always thinking of others in need, and a loyal friend. You will be missed Rolo my friend!!

  • Janet Taylor Posted April 20, 2017 7:17 AM

    I’m so sorry to have learned about this, Renee. Ronny and I were very close in High School and he will always hold a very special place in my heart. I got to meet your precious boys last year, when Ronny brought them to my book signing, and it was great to meet them and to see Ronny again. My family will be holding yours in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

  • Ford Ward Posted April 20, 2017 3:08 PM

    My condolences to the Ronny Cornelius family. I always thought a lot of Ronny and pray that God will comfort you in your time of grief.

  • Jo Beth Compton Posted April 20, 2017 4:27 PM

    I am so sorry to hear of this. I went to High School with Ronny (Rolo) and we were in the same youth group at FBC of Hope. Ronny was a great guy! Prayers for you all!

  • Terry Brown Lerew Posted April 20, 2017 5:28 PM

    Ronny was always such a great man and his smile made friends in every area of his life so easily. Many fun memories at the Hope Country Club with him. I know he adored his boys and loved his beautiful wife. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

  • Regina Wilson Posted April 20, 2017 10:44 PM

    Ron will be missed by all who knew him. He was a good son-in-law & I will miss him.

  • Angie Vaughn Posted April 20, 2017 11:48 PM

    I thought he was one of the cool kids, he was a dear friend to many, a good son, and from where I was sitting, a great father, I only saw him around his children 1 time but I could tell by the way he looked in the pictures with his kids and his post of his kids that he adored them, my heart is sad and j have lost a friend, I won’t be able to attend his service but j will pray for comfort for his family and most importantly his precious sons. I promise to find them in the years ahead and send a letter of a funny story of their daddy so I can contribute to helping them keep him alive always inside of their hearts. Love you Rolo.❤️

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