COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) — Fair Bluff’s former fire chief Ellis Meares Jr. passed away Tuesday, June 14, according to Mayor Randy Britt.
Meares reportedly began working with the Fair Bluff Volunteer Fire Dept. in 1958 as a teenager. He acted as the chief for more than 30 years and resigned a few years ago after being diagnosed with cancer. He still remained involved, and Britt credits Meares with modernizing the fire department.
His funeral will be held in Fair Bluff on Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m.
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