William (Bill) Cronan, 85, a resident of Benton, passed away 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; 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, Virgil Jack and wife Linda Cronan; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 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, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home with the Reverened Chad Maxwell officiating. Interment will be Tuesday June 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday June 18, 2012 at the funeral home. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Cronan family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.