William "Bill" Cronan, 85, of Benton, Tn., died Thursday, June 14, 2012 at his home.
He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Lillie Mae Burns Cronan; wife, Annie Viola Cronan; daughter, Diane Cross; brothers, L. C. (Bud) Cronan and Franklin (Slick) Cronan; sister, Flossie Marie Wooten; and great-granddaughter, Oliva Grace Denney.
He is survived by daughters, Jaunita and husband Jimmy Owens of Benton; Alene Powers of Cleveland, Daisy and husband Jr. Gatlin of Benton; sons, William (Bill) Jr. and wife Mary Cronan of Benton, Harvey and wife Alene Cronan of Cleveland, Joe Ben and wife Carolyn Cronan of Cleveland; sisters, Pearl Coleman and Ruth Seay; brothers, Bobby Gene and wife Patsy Cronan, Burch Glen and wife Lucille Cronan and Virgil Jack and wife Linda Cronan; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special friends, Lorene Haulk and her daughter Fay; and grandchildren, Keisha and Little Bit.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday June 18, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Reverend Chad Maxwell officiating. Interment will be Tuesday June 19, at 11 a.m. in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday June 18, at the Higgins Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.