Hamilton County, Illinois
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Obituaries

Linville W. Cremeens
b. Oct 1838, Jackson Co., Ohio; d. May 22, 1875 Belle Rive son of B. I. Cremeens of Macedonia
Lawyer; Leaves wife and four children

[McLeansboro Times May 29, 1875 and Golden Era May 28, 1875 - unknown contributor, thanks!]



Cloyd Crouch
Cloyd Crouch aged about 60 years born near Belle Prairie on same farm where he lived until his death; died Jan 11, 1884 Hamilton Co., Il. one of the oldest residence of county. Attended McKendree College; Justice of the Peace; County Surveyor, 12 years; County Judge 9 years; Master in chancery; member of General Assembly 2 or 3 times; member of Const. Conv. 1870 Colonel QM Corp 60
th Il. Vol. In 1861 one of the six arrested for disloyalty but released. Interred in family Cemetery ¼ mile east of Belle City. (Married Eliza J. Medley - Source: county history, p. 689)
[Times-Leader, Jan 16, 1884 - Unknown Contributor, thanks!]


Capt. Warner D. Crouch
Capt. Warner D. Crouch born Nov 30, 1849, near Belle Prairie; died Jan 13, 1912, home near Belle Prairie (Biog in 3 County Histories, son of Cloyd & Eliza J. Medley Crouch) Married Sarah Patterson Proudfit Mar 21, 1873; 8 children, 6 survive Ione Kinnear, Beaumont Texas; Dr. James Crouch, Lead S. D. ; Dr. D. F. Crouch, Chicago; Warner E. Walker and Charlie Crouch, 2 children died Chal and Cleveland. Taught school, Captain of Co., L. 9
th Ill. Reg. Spanish American War, Leaves Elder brother Hiram Crouch, interred family cemetery near Belle Prairie.  
[Times, Jan 18, 1849; Legacy of Kin p. 130 - unknown contributor, thanks!]

Dean Cullins

Dean Cullins, 60, of Wauchula, Fla., and formerly of McLeansboro died Aug. 16, 2004, at his residence as a result of Hurricane Charley.
He was a supervisor of elections for Hardee County, Fla. He previously was an administrator for Hardee County Schools for 14 years. Mr. Cullins was born March 26, 1944, in McLeansboro to Herman Howard and Marie (Daily) Cullins. He was married to his high school sweetheart, Brenda (Gasaway) Cullins, for 42 years. They were married Sept. 2, 1962 in McLeansboro; she survives.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Blooming Grove Baptist Church in McLeansboro. The Revs. John Lee, David Gidcumb and Mark Lee will officiate. Burial will follow at Blooming Grove Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Blooming Grove Baptist Church in McLeansboro.
Mr. Cullins is survived by his wife, Brenda G. Cullins of Wauchula, Fla.; two daughters, Pamela Cullins Johnson and husband Mark of Trenton, Tenn., and Shannyn Cullins Robertson and husband Kord of Zolfo Springs, Fla.; five grandchildren, Victoria and Ross Johnson and Krystin, Kyndall and Kole Robertson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Marie Cullins; a sister, Ruth Tyler; and an infant sister, Melba Lee Cullins.
Mr. Cullins was a 1961 graduate of McLeansboro Township High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in agriculture education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1984 and a master’s degree of educational leadership from Nova University in 1986. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Wauchula, Fla., where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce and the Wauchula Main Street Committee. He also served as president of the board of directors of the New Hope Child Development Center and was involved with Habitat for Humanity.
Memorials may be made to Blooming Grove Baptist Church and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Harre Funeral home is in charge of local arrangements, where you may call 643-2011 for more information.

[Added by: Kyle Shoultz]




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