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Harry Byron Cronan
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Harry Byron Cronan, 59, of Lumpkin County, died Nov. 14, 2014.

He was born Feb. 18, 1955.

Harry was a loving husband, father and grandfather and took great pride in sharing family traditions with his grandsons.

He was an avid craftsman and woodworker, spending many years operating a saw mill.

He took great joy in creating furniture, musical instruments and restoring classic cars.

Harry was a member of the Veterans Memorial Marker Crew, the Mountain Music Medicine Show (MMMS) serving as both a board member and cast member, a.k.a. Barber Burns, and a tribal member of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee (GTEC).

His father, James Clinton Cronan; and father-in-law, Jewell Crane, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Brenda, of Dawsonville; sons, Nathan and Casey, both of Dawsonville; grandsons, Ian and Kalvin Cronan, both of Dawsonville; mother, Evelyn Cronan of Dahlonega; mother-in-law, Lynette Crane of Dawsonville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joe and Lori Cronan of Dahlonega, Jim and Jean Cronan of Dunwoody; sister, Ann Cronan Herring of Anderson, S.C.; sister-in-law and husband, Marty and Trish Howard of Dahlonega; nieces and nephews, Anna Cronan, Kelly Cronan, Jeremiah and Angela Laxson and Colby Howard, all of Dahlonega, Sara Cronan of Dunwoody, Alex and Katie Hawkins, Matt and Crystal Herring of South Carolina; various other relatives also survive.

A celebration of life service was held at 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Banister Funeral Home Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations were requested made to the Cronan Benevolent Fund at United Community Bank.

Banister Funeral Home of Dahlonega was in charge of the arrangements.