Herman S Jones

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Paul A Mimms

Driver Paul A. “Pallie” Mimms, 41, died of an apparent heart attack while operating a pumper at ¬†1908 Hillsboro Street on April 20, 1965. He fainted at the pump panel and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rex Hospital. The fire at Norden Laboratories Incorporated was discovered about 12:15 a.m.; Mimms was the driver of Engine 5. Funeral services were held on April 22 at Overby Mortuary Chapel in Raleigh, with buried at Montlawn Memorial Park the same day. ¬†Paul Mimms joined the Raleigh Fire Department on July 16, 1951.

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Vernon J Smith

Driver Vernon J. Smith, 44, died at Rex Hospital, succumbing to injuries occurred November 14, 1952 while operating Engine 6. The 1926 American LaFrance pumper, being operated as a reserve unit, overturned while returning from a call at the sharp curve.

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