Service for Lt. Chris Phillips, will be at Catawba College Chapel 2300 W. Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144 on Tuesday September 1, 2015. The family will be receiving friends in the Chapel at 1400 hrs. The service will begin at 1500 hrs. The fire truck precessional will leave Churchland VFD Station 31 @ 1330 hrs. Churchland VFD address is 9752 S. NC Hwy 150 Linwood, NC 27299. In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials can be made to Shriner’s Children Hospital in Greenville SC or the NCFFF.
Chris Phillips with Locke Fire Department in Rowan County died from a possible heart attack around 1:30 am. Our prayers are with his family and fellow firefighters. We will post further information when it becomes available.
A Memorial Service and gathering of family, firefighters and the Brasstown community will be held on Saturday August 22, 2015 starting at 1 pm at the J.C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC to honor the life and service of Fire Chief James D. Robinson.
Brasstown Firefighters in a procession of fire apparatus will transport Chief Robinson’s remains from the Brasstown Fire Department to the School beginning at 1300. A small memorial service is planned at the schools festival grounds once the procession has arrived and will be followed by a gathering to include music, food and fellowship of family, firefighters and the Brasstown community to honor Chief Robinson and his service to the community.
The arrangements for Smithfield Interim Fire Captain Christopher Daniels are as follows;
Christopher Joe Daniels, age 40, of Selma passed away unexpectedly on August 17, 2015 while on duty at the Pine Level Fire Department. Born in Wayne County on March 7, 1975, he was the son of Joe and Debbie Daniels of Clayton. Chris graduated from Smithfield-Selma High School in 1993 where he was a member of the Marching Band. He was a full-time firefighter with the Smithfield Fire Department and also served on the Pine Level, Thanksgiving and Selma Fire Departments. He served on the Governing Boards of the Selma Fire Department and Selma EMS and taught fire classes at Johnston Community College. Chris was a member of Branch Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church where he showed his love of children by teaching Sunday School to 3rd and 4th graders.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 21st, at 11:00 AM at Branch Chapel FWB Church with Rev. Rickey Evans officiating. Burial with fire department honors will be held at the Price Cemetery near Pine Level. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service beginning at 9:30 AM. The public is welcome to pay their respects to Chris at Parrish Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20th, from 11AM to 5PM.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife Kristie M. Daniels; his daughter Maegan Hicks and husband Caleb of Selma; brother Ellis Daniels and wife Brittney and children Corbin, Kaden and Avery; and sister-in-law Gina Garner and husband Jimmy and their children Trevor, Bryant and wife Sara, and MacKenzie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the ProTeens at Branch Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church, PO Box 100, Selma, NC 27576.
The family would like to extend an invitation to all Fire, EMS and Law enforcement agencies to participate in honoring Christopher by providing an apparatus in the funeral procession. If you would like to send an apparatus please contact Kevin Hubbard by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All apparatus planning to be in the processional should arrive at Branch Chapel Church (7438 Hwy 96 N Selma NC, 27576) no later than 0800 Friday morning.
Johnston County Emergency Services
120 S. Third Street
P.O. Box 530
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-5050 – Office
(919) 989-5052 – Fax
Johnston County Firefighter, Chris Daniels, died on August 17 while on duty with Pine Level Fire Department. Daniels was a career firefighter with Smithfield FD, and a part-time firefighter at Pine Level, Selma, and Thanksgiving Fire Departments. Our prayers are with his family and fellow firefighters.
Thanks to the Capital Area Fools for the $5,000 donation to the NCFFF. They are a huge supporter of the Foundation and we cannot thank them enough for the support!
Thanks to the Brothers of Inferno, NC, for the donation of $1,900 to the NCFFF. Thanks for the support.
Thanks to Vann Crossroads for their continuous support of the NCFFF. They have supported the Foundation since 2000.
Chief JD Robinson, Brasstown FD in Clay County, NC, succumbed to a medical emergency while on standby by at the local racetrack. It appears at this time to be a heart. They have requested assistance from both OSFM and the NCFFF. We will post further details when they come available.