James C. Hewitt, 71 of New Boston, Illinois died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at Aledo Health & Rehab Center. Graveside services are 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at New Boston Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded. James Curtis was born December 5, 1936 in Bradford, Illinois the son of Henry and Mira (Graves) Hewitt. Jim served in the Navy during the Korean War. He worked at the Allied factory in Kewanee for 25 years. His hobbies were playing cards and fishing. Jim is survived by two children, James Curtis Hewitt, Grandville, Illinois and Melissa Esser, Kewanee, Illinois; three grandchildren and his mother, Mira Hewitt, Kewanee, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his father.