Rosemary Hoover, 69, of Bella Vista and Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away February 19, 2019 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. She was born July 15, 1949 in Texarkana, Texas to the late William and Adelia Jo (Ponder) Rowe.

Rosemary was a registered nurse who worked for the Department of Human Services.

Left to cherish her memories are her son, Paul West; brother, Bill (Carol) Rowe III; two granddaughters and one grandson.

At Rosemary’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made at

Cleophus Smith

Mr. Cleophus Smith, 59, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away February 18, 2019 at J.R.M.C service by Perry Funeral Home.

Kenneth Cloird

Mr. Kenneth Cloird, 46, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, passed away February 19, 2019 at J.R.M.C service by Perry Funeral Home.

Hollis Rongey

Hollis Rongey, 70, of Little Rock, Arkansas, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 18, 2019. She was born December 16, 1948, in Searcy, to Raymond Hollis and Jessie Faye Duncan Rongey. She was reared and educated in Searcy graduating as an RN from Central Baptist College in Conway.

Hollis was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock. She had worked for the Pine Bluff Health Department retiring as a Registered Nurse. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include a son, Mark Rongey (Christa) of White Hall; sister, Susan Dabbs (Bruce) of Sherwood; brother, Stan Rongey of Searcy; three granddaughters, Hannah Elizabeth Rongey, Emma Ann Rongey and Alex Kate Rongey; niece, Heather Dabbs; and a great niece and great nephew.

Visitation will be Saturday, 10 to 11 AM at Robinson & Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel.

Funeral service will be Saturday, February 23, 2019, 11 AM, in Robinson & Fuller White Hall Funeral Chapel with Reverend Jonathan Witcher officiating.

Graveside services will be at 3 PM, in Gum Springs Cemetery, Searcy, Arkansas, with Bruce Dabbs officiating.

Online register at

Steven Mullis

Steven Marc Mullis formally of Pine Bluff passed away Thursday Feb. 14th. He was 63. He was born to the late John Mullis and Amanda (Harris) Mullis. Marc is survived by his wife Regina, daughter Keeley, daughter Sarah, son John, brother and sister-in-law Scott and Amber Mullis.

Marc enjoyed a long and successful career in aviation. He began flying as an AG Pilot while still in his teens. Upon the death of his father he took over management of the family business AG -AIR Flying Service. During the off season Marc worked as a Bush Pilot flying hunters in and out of remote locations in British Columbia. After selling his business Marc began a third career in aviation as a SEAT (single engine air tanker) pilot fighting wild fires all across the western United States.

This diverse career led to a host of friends from across the country and Canada, and all that knew him know they would find him fishing, flying or fooling around.

A time and location of a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

Brandon “BJ” Ausbrooks

With deep sorrow we announce that BJ, age 35, beloved son, dad, brother, family member, and friend,

passed on Saturday, February 16th.

Those who knew BJ knew him for his huge heart, his smile that could make you forget why you were mad at him, and his love for The Lord.

BJ will be missed every day by his father, Mike Ausbrooks, his mother, Dee Gatlin, his brothers, Keaton,

Mike, and Tom, and his sisters, Reagan and Cheney. Most of all, he will be missed by his “Little Everything,” daughter Lily. We know BJ is now with his Grandpa Paul, who he dearly loved and respected.

He has no more pain or loneliness and is being loved as only our Father can provide. We love and miss you so much!

“Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid; one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.

“Build me a son whose wishbone will not be where his backbone should be; a son who will know Thee- and that to know himself is the foundation stone of knowledge.

“Lead him, I pray, not in the path of ease and comfort, but under the stress and spur of difficulties and challenge. Here, let him learn to stand up in the storm; here, let him team compassion for those who fall.

“Build me a son whose heart will be clear, whose goals will be high; a son who will master himself before he seeks to master other men; one who will learn to laugh, yet never forget how to weep; one who will reach into the future, yet never forget the past.

“And after all these things are his, add, I pray, enough of a sense of humor, so that he may always be serious, yet never take himself too seriously.

“Give him humility, so that he may always remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength.

“Then I, his father, will dare to whisper, “I have not lived in vain.”

- General Douglas A. MacArthur

All family and friends are welcome to drop by the home at 4720 S Beech St, Pine Bluff 71603 on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. A celebration of BJ’s life will be held Sunday at Grace Church East End, 24300 US 167, Hensley, AR, 72065 (501-888-1195) at 3:00 p.m.