Doug  Cornelius

Doug Cornelius

Friday, June 14th, 2019

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Obituary for Doug Cornelius

Doug Cornelius, 74, of Bee Branch, passed away Friday June 14, 2019 at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock.
Born July 24, 1945 to the late James M. and Ruby Doris Williams Cornelius, Doug was retired mechanic from the Arkansas Forestry Commission and was a United States Army Veteran. Doug was a member of the 101st Airborne Division and received the Purple Heart during his service in Vietnam. Doug was a member of Colony Church of Christ and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.
Left to cherish his memory are his children Kathy Cornelius Harrison and husband Ronald, Michael Cornelius and wife Angela, Stephen Cornelius and Jimmie Cornelius and wife Dori, all of Bee Branch, AR.; grandchildren Seth Moore, AJ Baker, David Baker, Chayton Cornelius, Tyler Boyce, Garrett Wren, Codi Cornelius, Haley Cornelius, Alexis Cornelius and Cade Cornelius and great-grandsons Carson Fuentes and Hunter Baker; sister Doris Treff of Corpus Christi, Texas; and brother in law Tommy Stanley of Center Ridge, Arkansas as well as many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Doug is preceded in death by his wife Helen Payne Cornelius; siblings Marvin Cornelius, Dorothy Stanley, and Mary Hyde.
Visitation will be Monday June 17, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm at Clinton Funeral Service. Services will be Tuesday June 18, 2019 at 10 am at Colony Church of Christ with Brother Carl Thomason officiating. Burial will follow at Colony Cemetery.
Arrangements entrusted to Clinton Funeral Service of Clinton. To sign Doug’s online registry, go to

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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Clinton Funeral Service
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    Monday, June 17th, 2019
    5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Colony Church of Christ
    6851 Hwy 92
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    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019
  • Interment

    Colony Cemetery
    6851 Hwy 92 E
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  • 101st Airborne Division
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Roger & Bonnie Payne

We are so very sorry to hear of Doug’s passing . We know our Savior now has Doug beside him and he’s no longer suffering. Doug helped so many people - including Alvin and Winnie during their hospital stays and also once they came home. He was a real “Blessing” to us during that difficult time. I can still hear Winnie say, “well - here is old “sure-shot”

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of his family. He will be greatly missed !

Roger and Bonnie Payne
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The Siddall's and T. Stanley

RIP Doug we love you and your family. You will be missed and remembered till we meet again.
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Marvin Goodsell

Marvin and Leslie Goodsell
Doug was a great friend and co-worker. I enjoyed our years working at the Forestry together. I am so sorry to hear about Doug passing away. We pray that God will be with Doug's family and ease their pain and comfort them during these trying times.
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Jerry and Janis Robbins

Doug was a great friend, co-worker, admired by lots of people from his church, from the Rural Fire office where he worked and retired, his community, his families. Knew that he genuinely cared for others. All the time thinking of others and willing to help anyone. You are missed, and I know you are enjoying the sights of glory and reunited with family and other friends with a new body. Rest In Peace, praying for all your loved ones and friends.
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