Virgil Cronan
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Virgil Cronan, 68, of Benton, passed away surrounded by friends and family at his home on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

He was born on Dec. 30, 1944, to the late Harve and Lillie Mae Cronan.

He was a lifelong resident of Benton and a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church. He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He took great pride in being a grandfather and great-grandfather, loving those children dearly.

In addition to his mother and father, he is preceded in death by brothers: Willia, L.C. “Bud,” and Frank Cronan; sister, Flossie Wooten; granddaughter, Linda Bloom; and two great-grandchildren: Dawson and Cayla Bloom.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 48 years, Linda Cronan; children: Lisa Wardlaw (George) of LaFayette, Ga., Bonnie Pike (John), Steve Cronan (Mandy) and Tracey Haun (Keith); brothers: Birch and Bobby Gene Cronan; sisters: Pearl Coleman and Ruth Seay; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces nephews and extended family members and friends.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Pine Ridge Baptist Church in Benton.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the church with Keith Haun, the Rev. Paul Moore, and the Rev. Charles White officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Interment will follow the service at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery in Benton.

Tanner Swann, J.W. McMurray, Wesley Cronan, Chris Corvin, Eric Keith, Randy Ray Hardin, Jason Wooten, and Adam Keith will serve as pallbearers. Tregan Woody and Joby Lane will serve as honorary pallbearers.

You are invited to share a personal memory or your condolences with Virgil’s family at his online guest book located at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and The Cody Family are honored to assist the Cronan family with these arrangements.