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Swepsonville Volunteer Fire Department Loses Deputy Chief

SWEPSONVILLE – Deputy Chief Jerry Donley, age 46, was found dead at the fire station this morning after working a 24 hour shift.

He was a twenty-eight year veteran of the fire service.

Donley had answered an afternoon/evening fire call on 8/6. He arrived at the department on the morning of 8/7 for his scheduled 24-hour shift. He spent the morning cleaning equipment from the incident the day before and responded to at least one EMS incident.

He was discovered this morning after passing away from an unknown cause. He had no prior known medical conditions.

The arrangements are as follows:


Friday, August 10, 2007 from 1700 to 2000 hours at Rich & Thompson Funeral Home, 207 East Elm Street, Graham, NC 27253. www.richandthompson.com

Funeral Service:

Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 1100 hours at Bethel Baptist Church, 238 Dixon Road, Graham, NC 27253.


Immediately following funeral service at Hawfields Cemetery, 2115 Hwy 119 South, Mebane, NC 27302.

Swepsonville Volunteer Fire Department
Alamance County Station 1
P. O. Box 127
Swepsonville, NC 27359


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