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James Chester Cremeans

September 4, 1931 ~ May 19, 2021 (age 89)

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James Chester Cremeans, 89, of Brunswick, OH, formerly Ashville, OH passed away Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at his residence surrounded by family.  James was born on September 4, 1931 to the late Charles F. Cremeans and Sharlet (Ruggles) Willis Lewis Co. KY.  James served in the U.S. Army in the 11th Airbourne Division during the Korean War and worked for 38 years in the Paint Dept. for Buckeye Steel Castings.  He was a member of the Church of God and VFW-Rick Brown Post.

Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son Oscar Hilterbrand; siblings Ronnie Paul, Charles, Donald, David, Linda Gay, Sarah Horn, Genevive Fergason.

James is survived by loving wife Yvonne (Halley) Cremeans  children Debbie Gloyd, Cindy (John) Smith, Michael (Kyle) Cremeans, Charlene (Eric) Edgington, Rebecca Hilterbrand, James (Kathryn) Hilterbrand, Vickey (Gary) Wilcox, Cecil Hilterbrand, Cliff (Kelly) Hilterbrand; sisters Mazie Cremeans and Lorea Pierce; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.   

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 23rd with Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 24th at Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home, 420 W. Main St. Ashville 43103 with Rev. Clifford Hilterbrand officiating.  An AMVETS Military Honors Service and Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Circleville.  Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are encouraged.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Western Reserve Hospice,  PO Box 72101, Cleveland OH 44192. Online condolences at


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May 23, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 W. Main St.
Ashville, OH 43103

Funeral Service
May 24, 2021

11:00 AM
Oliver-Cheek Funeral Home
420 W. Main St.
Ashville, OH 43103

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