Juanita Cronan Owens


Juanita Cronan Owens, 72, of Benton, went home to be with the Lord peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 22, 2017. She was born August 24, 1944.

She was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and attended Polk County High School. She loved her family, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren were her pride and joy. She was employed by Bradley Healtcare for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William (Bill) Sr. and Annie Viola Morgan Cronan; brother, William (Billy) Cronan Jr.; sister, Diane Cronan Cross; and grandparents, Bert and Daisy Haulk Morgan, and Harvey and Lillie Mae Burns Cronan.

She leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Jimmy Owens; daughters, Penny (Terry) Stonecipher, Melissa Andies and boyfriend, Robert Bryson; granddaughters, Jacqueline (Corby) Green of Alamogordo, N.M., and Lauren Stonecipher; great-grandchildren, twin sisters Brieliegh Green and Braeliegh Green, Adam Shawn Lee Bremmer Jr. and Brayden Green; sisters, Daisy (Junior) Gatlin and Alene Powers; brothers, H.B. (Alene) Cronan and Joe (Carolyn) Cronan; and several nieces, nephew, family and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 8 p.m. today, July 24, 2017, at Higgins Funeral Home in Benton, with the Revs. Earl Gentry and Jake Brown officiating.

Interment will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in the Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home prior to the service.

Her nephews, Mike Cronan, Stephen Cronan, Joe Cronan, Jr., Paul Cronan, William Bates and Johnathan Bates, will serve as pallbearers.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Owens family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral.com.


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