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CRUEA, George E.


Source: Unknown newspaper (found in an old scrapbook originally owned by Fauniel Harshbarger Covington, Ind)

George E. Crue, 58 of Covington a former Fountain County Sheriff died at 5:30 Friday March 10, 1978 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Danville, Il. He had been a patient there since Wednesday. Mr. Cruea served two terms as sheriff from 1958-66 and several years as deputy. He was on the Covington Police force before being elected sheriff and he never returned to parttime duty there. Mr. Cruea was a member of FOP and Indian Sheriffs Association. He was born 2-22-1920 in Covington. He was the son of Asa & Bertha Hodge Cruea. He married Shirley Gilbert 10-22-1950. She survives. Other survivors include 4 sons: Jerry Bruce of Richmond Va and Garth; Gilbert and Lesley all at home; a daughter, Carol Ann at home; two sisters, Mrs. Lela Clifton of Danville and Mrs. David (Pearl) Noble of Covington; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews including Art reua who served as co. sheriff 1967-74. He was preceded in death. by two bros. Services will be at 11 Monday at Bodine & Shelby Fun Home with Rev Robt Miller officiating. Burial is at Mt Hope. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 Sunday.

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