Information courtesy of Roger Hopkins  2 June 2003


Grand Prairie News

Grand Prairie, Texas

Date Unknown


Brief Illness Is Fatal To George Cron


     Funeral services for George Edgar Cron, 56, one of Grand Prairie’s best known residents were conducted Thursday afternoon at Moore Funeral Chapel.

     Known to thousands of Grand Prairians as the friendly proprietor of “Photos by George”, Cron died at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday in a Dallas veterans hospital.

     He had been ill only a brief time.

     A native of Piqua, Ohio, Cron had lived in Texas 25 years and had resided in Grand Prairie the past eight years.

     He had been in photographic work for the past 15 years and was assisted in this work by his wife.

     A veteran of World War I, Cron was a Mason and a Lion and was a member of First Christian Church and the Chamber of Commerce.

     Officiating at the funeral was the Rev. Jimmy Hays of First Christian Church.  Burial was in White Chapel Memorial Garden in Arlington.  Masonic services were held at graveside.

     Survivors include the deceased’s wife, Vena; four borhters, Howard G. of Dallas, Arthur B. of Dissoula, Montana, Gale W. of Hamilton, Montana; and Raymond J. of Dayton, Ohio; also one sister, Mrs. Cora M. Hennessey of Piqua, Ohio.

     Pallbears included Harry Himelright Sr., Harry Himelright Jr., Harold Erb, Joe B. Conover, Same Pettigrew, and R. B. Clark.