She was of the Baptist faith. She was a former employee of Cleveland Hosiery Mill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Abner and Martha Stapleton Smith; husband, James L. Cronan; five sisters: Mary Bell Davidson, Gladys Stanford, Katherine Woods, Lillie Mae Stanford and Marget Elizibeth Pruitt; and one brother, Tommy Smith.
She is survived by two sons: James L. (Carol) Cronan of Buda, Texas and Morris E. Cronan of Cleveland; brother, Sterling F. Smith of San Bernardino, Calif.; six grandchildren: Katherine Cronan of Arizona City, Ariz., Tammy Cronan Enriques of Delano, Angela Cronan Chadwick of Cleveland, Sheri Cronan Higgins of Cleveland, Scott Cronan of Taylorsville, N.C., and Kevin Cronan of Cleveland; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Farris officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Kevin Cronan, Jeff Raines, Keith Higgins, Billy Banther, Kyle Enriques and Scott Cronan serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Cronan family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.