Cecil Cremeans

Cecil Cremeans, 95, of Vincent, Ohio, passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Kimes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Athens, Ohio.

He was born July 8, 1917, one of 12 children, born to Alferd and Myrtie Cremeans. He was raised in Meigs County, Ohio from the age of 5-years old and spent most of his life in Meigs, Athens and Washington counties. He attended Vanderhoof School. Cecil married Helen Lemaster in June 1937, and they spent the next 58 years together until her death in 1995. Cecil had a laid back, easy going disposition and was loved by everyone, especially children. In October 2012, he asked God into his life. Cecil was an avid horseman and trainer of horses. He worked his own farming and timber business for approximately 20 years, worked at American Viscose Corp. aproximately 20 years and continued farming as a hobby after retiring to his small farm in Washington County.

He is survived by five children, Ruby Bacus of Vincent, Ohio, Phyllis Perdue of Vincent, Ohio, Russell V. (Brenda) of Albany, Ohio, Lowell G. (Linda) of Albany, Ohio, and Ronnie (Joan) of Crown City, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Annie Calaway of Tuppers Plains, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; six brothers, George, Sam, Roy, Ben, James and Leonard; an infant brother; three sisters, Hazel, Elsie and Edith; and two sons-in-law, Bill Bacus and Pete Perdue.

Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio, with Edsel Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Coolville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home 4-6 p.m. Monday.

You can sign the online guestbook at www.white-schwarzelfuneralhome.com