Family-Placed Death Notice
Glenwood James Clonts, 67, of Atlanta, Georgia, died August 13, 2005 of natural causes. He was born in Crystal City, Missouri, July 5, 1938 the son of Leona Myers Clonts and the late Jesse O. Clonts. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, and a Masters of Arts degree in Journalism from the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Glen worked for twenty-two years at the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) news bureau in Chicago, Illinois. He relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1987 to join the news team of the Cable News Network (CNN), where he remained until his retirement earlier this year. Glen was an ardent outdoorsman and gardener. He was a strong supporter of the visual arts community in Atlanta. He is survived by his wife, Annette Cone-Skelton of Atlanta, Georgia; his mother, Leona Clonts of Crystal City, Missouri; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Donna Clonts of Festus, Missouri; step-son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Jared, Candi and Karsyn Skelton of Suwanee, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, 1447 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309. A memorial service will be held at 7 o'clock on Tuesday, August 16th, in the Oglethorpe Hill Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at H. M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill Chapel, 4550 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia (404) 261-3510. Interment will be held in his hometown at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Crystal City, Missouri.
Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 15, 2005.