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“Ronnie was a good man, I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.Dale (Aday Fertilizer) ”
1 of 37 | Posted by: dale hargett - clinton, AR

“I knew Ronnie from High Basketball ball, those are great memories. Plumerville versus Nemo Vista. I later got to know him better through business...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Bill Hayes - conway, AR - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Steve & Jamie Brown NLR,AR ”
3 of 37 | Posted by: Steve Brown - Friend

“To Ronnies wife & Ms Mary Ruth, Randy & all the Stell family I want to give you all my heart felt love, thoughts & prayers in your time of loss, I...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Deborah Paatterson-English - AR

“I still have difficulty with the reality that Ronnie is gone. The bigger than life guy!! Ronnie was a wonderful friend to our family. My Dad ...Read More »
5 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Bartlett Williams - TX

“My thoughts and prayers with you all during this difficult time. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to visit with Ronnie at the high...Read More »
6 of 37 | Posted by: Sharlene Mourot ( Lucas ) - AR

“So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 37 | Posted by: Dianna Murphy - Mabelvale, AR

“Teresa, we are so sorry for your loss. We have been thinking & praying for you & your family. Wish we could make it up there to give you a big hug....Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Pam Rice - Mabelvale cdb - Family

“Matt, Courtney, and CodyThroughout the years I have watched you grow into the wonderful adults that you are now. I have seen the influence that your...Read More »
9 of 37 | Posted by: Tresa Virden - Greenbrier, AR

“I was Matt's college roommate and am proud to say I'm still a close friend. I was fortunate enough to spend time with Ronnie several times over the...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Kenny DeForest - Brooklyn, NY

“May God be with you all during this sorrowful time. We are so sorry for this great loss and your broken hearts. ”
11 of 37 | Posted by: Danny & Mary Rasmussen - Conway, AR

“Rest in peace my cousin, but even more, my friend. You will and are missed forever. ”
12 of 37 | Posted by: stan flowers - center ridge, AR

“Ronnie was a good man. He made us all proud. ”
13 of 37 | Posted by: James Jackson - Solgohachia, AR


14 of 37 | Posted by: Brenda Deaver

“back in the day when I lived with my grandpa,Charlie McCoy in bird town. I went to school at Nemo for several years,i met Ronnie in first grade and...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: Billy Joe Burr - Bella vista, AR

“We are so sorry for your great loss. May the God of all comfort carry you through the difficult days ahead, giving you a peace that passes all...Read More »
16 of 37 | Posted by: Bro. Warren & Leta Carr Stroud - AR

“Teresa i am so sorry for you and your families loss. Know that ypu are in my thoughts and prayers! ”
17 of 37 | Posted by: Amber Adams - Ola, AR - Friend

“Sending prayers to the family ”
18 of 37 | Posted by: Becky Johnson - Conway, AR

“Our deepest sympathy. Prayers to the family. ”
19 of 37 | Posted by: Raymond & Terry McCoy - Morrilton, AR

“Mary Ruth, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. ”
20 of 37 | Posted by: Phyllis Maulding Campbell - WV

“I'm so sad to hear of Ronnie's passing. The Stell brothers played basketball for my dad, Said Thomas, in the mid 1970's, at Central Baptist College...Read More »
21 of 37 | Posted by: Cindi Rankin - Conway, AR

“Know you are in our prayers. May he rest in the peace of our loving Father. ”
22 of 37 | Posted by: Dc Steve and Barbara Mallett - AR

“We send our warmest regards to you, Matt and Sophie, and our wish for peace for you during this difficult time. With Love, AnnMarie LeBlanc and Doug...Read More »
23 of 37 | Posted by: AnnMarie LeBlanc - Pittsburgh, PA

“I'm so sorry to hear about Ronnie's passing. I've known him all my life and loved him like a brother.my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
24 of 37 | Posted by: Pam Adams Mabry - Mayflower, AR

“Our deepest sympathy. Thoughts and prayers for the family. Danny and Dianne Charton ”
25 of 37 | Posted by: Danny and Dianne Charton

“Teresa, I will always be thankful for your and Ronnie's support and generosity after my Ronny died May you and your family find peace in knowing...Read More »
26 of 37 | Posted by: Debra Moore - CAYCE, SC - Family

“I am so sadden to here about my good friend passing. I'm offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and heard of Ronnie passing from my daughter. Ronnie and I...Read More »
27 of 37 | Posted by: Travis Jones - Quitman, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Pat and Betty Jackson - Oppelo

“Sympathy and comfort to the family. Prayers for understanding and comfort. God Bless each. ”
29 of 37 | Posted by: Smith - Solgohachia, AR

“Condolences from the Cody Bridgeman family ”
30 of 37 | Posted by: Cody Bridgeman

“Praying for the family ”
31 of 37 | Posted by: David Lucas - Springfield

“Ronnie was thought well of by my father jack, and me, he was an old friend , good guy, sorry for your loss, a big loss to all that Knew him. God...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Bob Gordon - Plumerville, AR

“Always thought a lot of Ronnie, admired and looked up to him. I will miss him. God bless the family. ”
33 of 37 | Posted by: Clay Johnson - Greenbrier, AR

“Thoughts and prayers during this sad time. ”
34 of 37 | Posted by: Carole Flowers Hughson - AR

“Just a Fine Man, Truely a Real Success Story, God Bless His Family and R.I.P. Our Friend. ”
35 of 37 | Posted by: Tommy & Diane Thompson - Friend

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all. ”
36 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Roberts - Center Ridge, AR

“When I bought my Farm on Volverton Mt. in 1981 I needed A pick-up truck, Ronnie told me he just happened to have one for sale. after that purchase we...Read More »
37 of 37 | Posted by: Don Perkins - Friend


Ronald "Ronnie" Neal Stell, age 60, of Birdtown, passed away Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. Ronnie was married to Teresa Erwin Stell. He was born Nov. 11, 1957 in Russellville, Ark., a son of the late Bill Stell and Mary Ruth Flowers Stell of Center Ridge.
A lifelong born-again Christian, Ronnie was of the Baptist faith. He was an opportunist owning and operating several businesses in Conway County, including Ronnie Stell Trenching, Stell Farms, Stell Motors, Canebrake Properties, and various independent projects. He had a talent for basketball, helping win a state title at Nemo Vista with his brother and playing at the collegiate level at Central Baptist College, Hendrix College, and Arkansas Tech University before knee injuries removed him from the game.
His many successes in life stemmed from his hard work. He started out as a dairy farmer in Center Ridge and working his way into the owner of multiple prosperous businesses. He spent many days and nights deliberating over the decisions he made that would impact his family and the families of those he employed. Ronnie was a servant to others, providing jobs to those he could; support to kids at Nemo Vista; the shirt off his back to a friend in need; and countless other acts of selflessness throughout his life.
Ronnie did a lot for his wife and four kids. He was not one for being the center of attention. His favorite activity was spending time with the people he loved - a list of individuals that extended far beyond his family. Ronnie had a love for hunting, fishing, and collector cars. He put much of his time and energy into his farm. He spent countless Saturday mornings with his closest friends at Koch's Body Shop. Ronnie dedicated many of his resources to building and growing the 2low Hunting Club with his family and close friends. He was a board member of the Fish Lake Club, something he looked forward to every Monday night. He loved to go to the casino with friends. Riding around with one of his many buddies was one of his favorite things. He loved a good fish fry, especially with his uncles and friends in Center Ridge. Catching up with his dad's brothers would always bring an ear-to-ear grin to his face. Ronnie also loved the Berkemeyer family, and his wife's aunts and uncles were some of his favorite people. He left a hole in the hearts of many that will never be filled.
His most beloved thing was spending time with his five grandkids, especially while checking cows on the farm, hunting, fishing, or watching them play sports. Being "G" was by far his proudest accomplishment. He was notorious for building or buying things and working on projects to better the lives of his five favorite boys: Dalton, Cayden, Parker, Corbin, and Hudson.
In addition to his wife and mother, Ronnie is survived by his children, Ashley (Jermey) Hutchins of Solgohachia, Matt Stell and Sophie LeBlanc of Nashville, Tenn., Cody (Kaitlyn) Stell of Greenbrier, and Courtney Stell of Conway; brother Randy (Diane) Stell of Springfield; grandchildren Dalton Kellar, Cayden Hutchins, Parker Stell, Corbin Stell, and Hudson Stell; sister-in-law Regina Erwin of Morrilton; nieces and nephews Candace (Justin) Brantley, Lauren (Kris) Carter, Dylan Erwin, and McKenzie Stell; various aunts, uncles, and cousins; and two great nieces.
Other than his father, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Helen Berkemeyer Ward, and brother-in-law, Ronnie Erwin.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at the chapel at Harris Funeral Home in Morrilton with Bro. Dennis Holmes officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Center Ridge. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9. Pallbearers will be Stan Koch, David Beck, Will Bartlett, Tony Johnson, Andy Freeman, and Jamie Mallett. Honorary Pallbearers are Jermey Hutchins, Dylan Erwin, John Beck, Dennis James, Donnie Hill, Jack Knapp, Mark Stobaugh, David Andrews, Ed Hart, and various other close friends, they know who they are. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a fund in Ronnie's honor at Petit Jean State Bank for kids' athletic programs at Nemo Vista Schools.

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