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Sunday November 19, 2017

Firefighter Death Notification – Northampton County

SEVERN, NC – Severn Fire Chief Kevin Britt, 54, suffered a medical emergency after working a motor vehicle collision on Friday night into Saturday morning.

Details are limited.

Arrangements are as follows:

Graveside services, with honors, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Severn Cemetery in Severn, with the Rev. Jim Cox officiating.

Massey Funeral Home in Jackson is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.haroldmasseyfuneralhome.com.

Kenly Fire Department – Firefighter Death Notification

KENLY, NC (Johnston) – Kenly Firefighter John Morris Davis, Jr., died Saturday evening after responding to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Princeton-Kenly Road, Kenly, North Carolina.

Davis, 45, served as a volunteer Firefighter for Kenly Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Dwaina Davis, and his three children, Courtney Davis, Autumn Davis, and Hanna Holland; as well as, his father, John Davis, Sr., and half-brother, James Daniel Grice.

Arrangements are as follows:

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 5-8 pm at the Kenly Fire Department, 101 W 1st St, Kenly, NC 27542

The Funeral will be Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11am at Kenly Funeral and Cremations, 103 E 2nd St, Kenly, NC 27542 and burial will follow at Center Ridge Presbyterian Church, 2712 Glendale Rd Kenly, NC 27542.

Pineville Firefighter Dies at Commercial Building Fire

PINEVILLE, NC (Mecklenburg) – A firefighter with the Pineville Fire Department died in the line of duty on Saturday night, April 30, 2016.

The firefighter was battling a blaze at a commercial strip shopping center. Pineville and Carolina fire departments were initially dispatched just after 9 p.m. As conditions deteriorated and Maydays were called, the Charlotte Fire Department responded multiple resources to assist.

One Charlotte firefighter was also injured and hospitalized.

Arrangements for Pineville Firefighter Richard Sheltra.

For maps, photos and additional details, see this FireNews.net article.

Firefighter Death Notification – Bakertown Fire Department

WILSON COUNTY – Firefighter James R. Varnell, 53, died on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

Varnell was attending training at the firehouse, and while preparing to depart began to feel ill. Medical personnel were called, and Varnell was transported to a local hospital where he died.

Arrangements are pending.

DOT: Captain Bowen’s Name to go on Smoky Park Bridge

ASHEVILLE – The state Board of Transportation voted unanimously this morning to rename Smoky Park Bridge the Capt. Jeffrey Bowen Bridge in memory of the city firefighter who died in the line of duty last July.

“Throughout his career, Captain Jeffrey Scott Bowen brought honor to the City of Asheville and Buncombe County and had his life tragically cut short leaving behind family, friends and co-workers,” the board resolution reads.

The action was a turnaround from a previous vote from the board’s Road Naming Committee, which had decided March 7 not to move ahead with the request because of a tradition of not naming state roads or bridges for fallen firefighters.

After strong public criticism, the board reversed course Wednesday and voted unanimously to support the renaming.

“We have heard a strong outpouring of support for Capt. Bowen from the local community and want to be responsive to their concerns,” Board of Transportation Chairman Robert Collier said in a statement today.

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Story Source: citizen-times.com